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boston college summer 2013


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Table of Contents

46 Alumni News & Notes 48 Class Notes 1930s, 1940s 1950s 1960s

1970s 1980s 1990s

2000s 2010s Graduate schools

55 Alumni Profile: Gilbert Lavoie ’64 67 Alumni Profile: Rabih Dow ’91 69 Alumni Profile: Jody Kent Lavy ’02 72 Obituaries 74 Light the World Campaign News

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Record Number Return for Reunion

What was your favorite part of Reunion Weekend?


he weather was warm, the embraces were even warmer, and smiles were seen everywhere; Reunion Weekend 2013 was a huge success. A record 5,226 alumni, family, and friends returned to the Heights May 31–June 2 to reconnect with friends and classmates while they reacquainted themselves with the campus.

The Heights came alive as alumni reunited for their class parties.

Reliving good times with my classmates in Vanderslice Hall.”

If you haven’t been back to the Heights recently, there is no better time than now! And don’t forget: Classes ending in four and nine, next summer is your chance to be reunited at the Heights, so make sure you set aside May 30–June 1, 2014, for Reunion Weekend 2014.

— Alana Flowers ’03




Pops on the Heights: the Barbara and Jim Cleary Scholarship Gala The famous Boston Pops comes to BC for an evening of melodies and memories in support of student scholarships. Purchase tickets today at

alumni events SEPTEMBER



Parents' Weekend The Pops, a football game, and deans' open houses are just some of the activities planned for the weekend. Learn more at parentsweekend.


My favorite part of Reunion Weekend was the Class of 1988 party, set between the beautifully illuminated Gasson Hall and newly renovated O'Neill Plaza.” — Jonathan Magsino ’88


Homecoming Weekend This autumn tradition returns to the Heights with an alumni reception and pep rally on Friday and a football game on Saturday. Purchase tickets at

To learn more or to register for these and other Alumni Association events, visit 46 alumni news

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Superfans Unite


hough the dog days of summer may be stretching on at the Heights, BC’s football team is gearing up for the 2013 season, which kicks off with a home game against Villanova Aug. 31. Once again, the Boston College Alumni Association will be hosting FanFests, where alumni, family, and friends can purchase an assortment of tailgate food while enjoying music, family-friendly games, the BC spirit squads, and Baldwin. If you can’t make it back to Alumni Stadium for a game this year, fear not: the Eagles will be playing all over the country—including a marquee matchup against USC at the Los Angeles Coliseum. As always, Alumni Association chapters will be offering tailgate and game-watch opportunities for both road and home games. Eagles everywhere gather in support of BC student-athletes.

To see where the Eagles will be this fall, visit

honoring bc’s distinguished volunteers On June 6, Boston College recognized four of its most dedicated volunteers during the Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner. Meg McGrory Kelleher ’81 received the John J. Griffin, Sr. ’35, H’72, Alumni Association Award for her contributions to Alumni Association programming. Robert D. LeBlanc ’71 was honored with the John P. Curley 1913 Award in recognition of the time and resources he dedicates to BC Athletics.

The William V. McKenney 1915 Award was presented to Dr. Patrick F. Cadigan ’57, P’91, for his outstanding service to his alma mater. And the James F. Cleary ’50, H’93, Masters Award went to Susan Martinelli Shea ’76, P’04, for her ideas, energy, and leadership in support of BC. A heartfelt thank-you is offered to these and all volunteers of Boston College for furthering the University’s mission.

2013 Distinguished Volunteer Award recipients (left to right) Meg McGrory Kelleher ’81; Dr. Patrick F. Cadigan ’57, P’91; Susan Martinelli Shea ’76, P’04; and Robert D. LeBlanc ’71, with University President William P. Leahy, S.J.

To learn more about these distinguished volunteers and how to volunteer your time and talents, visit

class notes Your participation matters.


Correspondent: John M. Callahan 3 Preacher Road Milton, MA 02186; 617-698-2082

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Correspondent: John C. Fitzgerald 22 Joyce Road Hyde Park, MA 02136-3807; 617-364-2309 On March 10, four remarkably sturdy-looking senior citizens arrived at Conte Forum (with a little help) to take part in the annual Laetare Sunday celebration. Charlie Ahern, John Fitzgerald, Gerry Joyce, and Frank Mahoney MEd’54 were truly happy and feeling blessed to be together 71 years after our Commencement. The 8:15 a.m. Mass was celebrated by Fr. William Leahy, our pastor in that role, who gave us a fine homily on the nature and beauty of joy. An hour later, at our brunch, the same Fr. Leahy spoke as president of a major educational institution, talking about bricks and mortar and the future at Boston College. The featured speaker at brunch was Steve Addazio, our new head football coach. He radiated enthusiasm and confidence, while looking forward to a successful season. I’m sure what we will see on the field will be a well-prepared group of young men, together as a team, demonstrating what Boston College is all about—integrity. • Sadly, I must report on the loss of two classmates: Robert W. Attridge passed away on February 28. Bob was an officer in the Marine Corps and earned a Silver and a Bronze Star for action in the Pacific Theater. He was employed as a sales representative until retiring in the 1970s. Second to his family and church, Bob was a dedicated golfer. He and classmate Charlie Sullivan participated in many tournaments nationwide. Bob is survived by 4 sons, 3 daughters, and 18 grandchildren. His wife, Margaret, preceded him in death. A message of sympathy has been sent to his family. Also, Rev. Francis W. Beksha went to the Lord on April 17. Right after Commencement, Frank entered the seminary and was ordained a priest in 1946. He served as an assistant pastor in several parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Boston until being named pastor of St. Thomas Parish in Millis in 1971, retiring there in 1990. He resided at St. Mary’s Parish in Franklin and assisted there until 1997, when he moved to Regina Cleri. He is survived by cousins, extended family, and friends. A message of sympathy has been sent. At our reunion lunch in June, we will be remembering those classmates who have passed since our last meeting.

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Correspondent: Ernest E. Santosuosso 73 Waldron Road Braintree, MA 02184; 781-848-3730

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1944 reunion year

Correspondent: Gerard L. Kirby PO Box 1493 Duxbury, MA 02331; 781-934-0229 I suppose it’s somewhat unrealistic, when we are all in our 90s, to be surprised when we learn that one of us has moved on. The poets got it right, when so many of them said, in their own style, that when you lose a friend, you also lose a part of yourself. It’s true. So I know you will feel that same loss as you learn that Joe Gaudreau is no longer with us; he passed away on February 4. Joe and his wife, Alicia, had a storybook life, full of course with the usual backs and forths, but through it all, they had the ballast of each other. And that is the same kind of life that Ginny and Tom Hazlett were blessed with until April, when Ginny slipped away. Ginny had not been well for some time but had the constant love and attention of Tom and, you will remember, for the past year, the loving care of their devoted daughter Sue, who returned home to take care of her mother. Can you imagine being so lucky in your final days of need? Ginny’s funeral was just short of joyful, at least for those of us in attendance. Her local priest spoke of her as his best friend and shared his loss with us. He recounted the first week at his new parish, when Ginny dropped in and said, “OK, what can I do to help?” And from then on she did everything that either of them could think of to further the goals of the parish. At such a time it is impossible not to think again of our own mortality. We have all experienced the raw coldness of funerals when the celebrant has to look at a slip of paper to remember the name of the deceased. I hope whoever is in charge of my last outing doesn’t refer to me as Gerard. • Peace.

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Correspondent: David Hern 40 Landseer Street West Roxbury, MA 02132-2915; 617-325-6827 Fr. Pat Kelly recently celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination at a family gathering arranged primarily by the children of his sister Peg and our classmate Bud Curry. For years, Fr. Pat was the principal celebrant of the annual class Mass that Paul Paget, MSW’49, arranged, and which was appreciated by all who were able to attend. Fr. Pat, who interrupted parish work to serve for many years as a Navy chaplain, was pastor at St. Ann’s in Wayland and later a senior priest in residence at St. Charles in Woburn. Fr. Pat is now residing at Regina Cleri, the residence for senior priests in Boston. • The class sends sincere condolences to Mary Lou and Jack McCarthy, who lost their son John in March after a long bout with cancer. John was an active Eagle from the Class of ’71. Jack was for years our class treasurer. The loss came just 48 48 class class notes notes

a few months short of Jack and Mary Lou’s 65th wedding anniversary. • Marjorie and Roger Collette celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at their daughter Jean’s home. Their son Alan ’76 said in an email: “I know my father won’t brag to you, but I will do it for him.” The Collettes have 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Their nuptials were at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Roger had an eventful career as a civil engineer and land surveyor, and one of his hobbies was serving as a pilot in the Colonial Flying Club at Revere Airways. • Lillian Sorgi, widow of longtime class leader Lou Sorgi, reports that she is doing pretty well. Her family is a big help to her in every way, just as she was to Lou and our class. • The class mourns the deaths within the past several months of Laurent H. Bouley, of Jewett City, CT; James M. Collins, SJ, PhL’52, of Weston; William D. Corbett MEd ’47, of Centerville; Byron P. Graff Jr., of East Providence, RI; and Paul J. Hoar, of Lowell. May they rest in peace.

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Correspondent: Richard J. Fitzgerald PO Box 171 North Falmouth, MA 02556; 508-563-6168

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Correspondent: Timothy C. Buckley 41 Birchwood Lane Lincoln, MA 01773 Arthur Noonan, the nephew of William Noonan, provided a brief update on our classmate, who is not in the best of health at this time. Bill worked in technology firms most of his professional career. His wife, Barbara, died in September 2012. Bill and Barbara started dating when they were 14 years old. They married and lived in the Savin Hill area of Dorchester. They both were great opera fans. • As reported previously, Alfred DeVito’s wife, Eileen, died on December 31, 2012. She had been ill for three years. Her funeral took place in Arlington on January 5. Al and Eileen were married for 61 years and had eight children—four girls and four boys. Please remember Al and the family in your prayers.

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1949 reunion year

Correspondent: John J. Carney 227 Savin Hill Avenue Dorchester, MA 02125; 617-825-8283 We are writing these class notes on May 29, a gray day here on the coast of the Neponset River and Dorchester Bay, the home of the NCAA champion Boston College sailing

program, and it’s so much fun to watch the small sailboats skitter hither and yon as they prepare to compete for the championship: “Oh, to be a young sailor with spray in your face again,” a quote from anon. • Jake Emmons must have been reading my mind and hearing me complain about how little I hear from our classmates, because he sent me a very nice letter from Florida. Peter Rogerson and his wife, Paula, had visited Jake and his wife, Veronica, during their recent trip to Florida to escape the wrath of the winter storms, especially our blizzard, Nemo. I offered up the tribulations of that awful storm as a partial “punishment for the sins of my licentious youth.” Further, from Jake’s letter is an invitation to our classmates to visit with him and Veronica if you are in the Tampa area. Call me for his contact information. • Mary Lyons Amsler has passed away since our last class notes. Mary was one of the few women in our class, and she was a marvelous friend to my wife, Madelyn, especially during the 11 years that Madelyn and I led a class in Irish history at the Institute for Learning in Retirement. That was a very successful program founded by the late Joe Dowd and his wife, Mary, when Joe was president of the board of directors of the Alumni Association (those were the days!). Several of our ’49ers led various seminars, which were unique because of the practical experience. I think especially of the classes led by the late Bill Flaherty on Broadway musicals and also the marvelous seminar he conducted on the history of jazz. • I was also informed of the passing of our classmate John J. Bradley, of Braintree. John was a retired principal of the Pauline Shaw School in the Boston school system. In review of his biography in our 50th anniversary book, I was touched by his words: “Our service to the church and community is our way of giving thanks for the many gifts Almighty God has given us and our family over the years. Our service to church and community renders witness to the parental and parochial education we received in our formative years.” Those sentiments ring true in the lives of many of our classmates and expressed a motto we wish all our friends and associates would hold! John will be missed by his family, friends, and associates and all his classmates; per aspera ad astra. • Ernie Ciampa told me of the passing of our classmate James W. Fitzgerald on May 16. James had left Needham for Naples, FL, 18 years ago and was active in the Southwest Florida Chapter of the BC Alumni Association. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Our hearts go out to his family. • I urge more of you to send me notes about how you are doing to convey to our classmates in this column; you can call, email, or use snail mail! • AMDG.

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Correspondent: Ed Brady 27 Lane Drive Norwood, MA 02062; 781-762-2889 Our classmate and friend Robert P. Heavey Sr. died on December 22, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Londonderry, NH. Born in Boston and raised in Belmont, Bob put his engineering degree from BC to good use as a computer engineer with GTE for 33 years. An

active volunteer and an avid golfer, Bob was blessed with five granddaughters. • Albert A. Julian, of Dorchester, died on February 21, 2013. A U.S. Army World War II veteran, Albert was a retired Hingham public school teacher. • A staff sergeant in the 15th Air Force, Army Air Corps, John P. Kiley served on board the B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II, earning four Air Medals, five Battle Stars, and a Purple Heart. Paul spent 40 years in the food brokerage business, and his greatest joys in life were his family, golf, Legion baseball, and fishing. Paul passed on March 6, 2013; Alice, his wife of 50 years, predeceased him in 2000. • Raymond L. Shaw, of Stoneham, formerly of Wakefield, died on December 31, 2012, surrounded by family and friends. Ray served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the City of Boston after 38 years as a teacher, administrator, and labor relations specialist. A longtime member of the Bear Hill Golf Club, Ray enjoyed playing golf in the company of friends. • Robert D. Souffie, MS’52, of Wilmington, DE, died on December 28, 2012. Bob earned a PhD from Notre Dame after his years at BC and worked for DuPont for nearly 50 years. • William P. Toland Sr., of Hingham, was a Double Eagle and a proud U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was surrounded by his family when he passed on March 12, 2013. • Paul D. Vergakes Sr. and his wife, Theresa, died on March 16, 2013, at their home in Boston. Paul served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was an especially thoughtful and caring husband, providing devoted care for the last several years. • Norman J. Wells, of Randolph, passed away peacefully on February 26. Another Double Eagle (BC High ’44), Norman went on to serve as a professor of philosophy at BC for 42 years. A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, Norman was an Eagles season ticket holder, and he most enjoyed spending time with his family. • John A. Wisentaner Jr., MA’51, of Chatham, passed away suddenly on January 25. The Roslindale native retired from Raytheon as project engineer in 1992 and moved permanently to Chatham, where he had spent many summers and in 1966, had built a home overlooking Nantucket Sound.

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NC 1950–53

Correspondent: Ann Fulton Coté NC’53 11 Prospect Street Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-8512 Sadly I report the death of Norma Fallon Timmerman ’50 on March 30. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert. Norma leaves her four children and was a grandmother to seven. She was a retired teacher at St. Clare High School in Roslindale. Please join me in extending condolences and prayers for Norma’s family.

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Correspondent: James Derba Brookhaven at Lexington 1010 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421; 781-538-6502

Mel Jacobs sold his heavy construction and highway paving business, Jacor Inc., and retired to Naples, FL. He and wife Elane, a Simmons grad, have been married for 61 years and have three children. Son Peter graduated from BC in 1976. Mel is looking for updates on Bob Howard and other classmates; contact Mel at • John Reynolds retired after 43 years as a professor at Clark University and is living with his wife, Terry, at Briarwood, a retirement community in Worcester. • John Bonasera is hoping to hear from classmates. You can write to him at 24 Theresa Ave., Lexington, MA 02420. • Sorry, that’s all the information I received. Write, email, or give me a call and let us know where you are and what you’ve been doing!

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Correspondent: Frank McGee 1952 Ocean Street Marshfield, MA 02050; 781-834-4690 Celebrating their 15th year of meeting in Naples, FL, Jim Callahan, Jim Casey, Ed Connolly, Bob Doherty, Dave Murphy, and Joe O’Shaughnessy—with their ladies—gathered for lunch in March. Jim Callahan notes that while the numbers of those attending the affair each year have been dwindling, there was nothing lacking with regard to their voices as they belted out a rousing rendition of “For Boston.” Jim says that the rendition could be heard throughout the Bay area. I believe him. When you sing that song, it not only conjures up great memories, but also, somehow, gives you the strength to dig down and come up with a voice thought to be lost over time. Speaking of memories, I was driving to the Mass Pike entrance  recently, and I passed by  the property that was once home to the Totem Pole Ballroom. What a great memory: dancing with the pride and joy of the moment to the music of Vaughn Monroe singing “Racing with the Moon.” • On a sadder note, I report here the death of Bob DiTullio of Cohasset. Bob had a distinguished medical career. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, he had served as chief of surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at Quincy Medical Center. A recipient of many awards, he was also an assistant professor of surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Bob was married to the love of his life, Norma, for 55 years. • Also, I sadly report the death of Arthur Leary. An Army veteran of World War II and the owner of Ye Olde Standish Grille in Abington, Arthur was also the father of nine children. • In my last report, I wrote about the death of Bob Callahan, and I suggested that BC missed an opportunity to publicly honor him. The same can be said of Bob Quinn, former speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, attorney general of Massachusetts and candidate for governor of Massachusetts. From humble beginnings, these two men did BC proud in living the life of what BC is all about: “Ever to Excel” and “service to others.” • Our class officers are meeting for lunch in June to plan the future activity of our class. We will miss Roger Connor, the individual who truly was the glue that kept our class together until his passing

class notes last year; filling his shoes will be extremely difficult. I will report on the luncheon in the next issue. • Finally, I would like to proudly note that my son Patrick was awarded a Bronze Star with V Attachment. He entered the SEAL program after graduating from Amherst College, where he was named to two Division-III All-America football teams. He continues to serve the country as a SEAL.

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Correspondent: Jim Willwerth 19 Sheffield Way Westborough, MA 01581; 508-366-5400 On Saturday, June 1, the Cadigan Alumni Center was the location of the Class of 1953 60th reunion lunch; 140 classmates, spouses, and significant others attended, making it potentially the largest-ever gathering for a 1953 function. This being Reunion Weekend 2013, there were many functions available for our guests: the lobster bake on Friday evening; the Happy Birthday, Tip O’Neill ’36, celebration as well as the Third Annual Veterans Program on Saturday morning; and the reunion lunch, followed by the alumni reunion Mass at 4:00 p.m. with University President William P. Leahy, SJ, serving as celebrant. A table was set up in the Cadigan lobby, and as the people arrived for the luncheon, Mary Willis and Priscilla Cronin presented them with a name tag and a special addition Class of 1953 Quill fountain pen. I worked the front desk with Mary and Priscilla for a while and spotted Irene and Don Burgess DEd’82; Josephine and Tony Carlisi; Muriel and Art Delaney; Jo and George Kiesewetter MBA’64; Irene and Bill Martin; Maureen and Joe Tower; Maureen and Bob McCarthy; Jean and Paul Murray; Msgr. Paul Ryan; David Morrissy MA’60, STL’65; and Len and Jim Queenan JD’58, to name a few. After checking in, people mixed with their classmates and found themselves a table. A little later, Fr. Leahy arrived and chatted informally with the guests and had his photo taken with the Reunion Committee: Dennis Cronin, Richard Curran, Fr. Larry Drennan, Frederick Good MBA’62, Dick Horan, Raymond Kenney JD’58, Philip Kerrivan, Gerry McCauley, Robert D. Sullivan MEd’60, William McSweeney, Thomas Vanderslice H’03, Bob Willis, and Jim Willwerth. The bar was opened, and the waitstaff mixed through the crowd with their assortment of shrimp cocktails and seafood appetizers. The standard Class of 1953 buffet was served: Caesar salad; rolls and butter; green beans, carrots, rice pilaf, and potatoes; classic seafood Newburg; and rosemary-roasted sirloin of beef. Coffee and tea were served with dessert: a cake topped with delicious frosting and a message congratulating the Class of 1953 on its 60th anniversary. After dinner, Class President Bob Willis introduced Brad Bates, BC’s new athletics director, who congratulated the class on this special milestone. He spoke about his background and experience and how happy he was to be at Boston College. He then took questions from the floor and predicted great things for BC and the ACC. Dick Horan, our Gift Committee chair, congratulated Bob

Willis for the great job he did on a wonderful reunion. He then reported on our success: 190 classmates (51.1 percent of the class) contributed $2,295,885. A very successful campaign! After the luncheon, many of us took the shuttle to the alumni reunion Mass concelebrated by alumni priests and members of the Jesuit community at Boston College, including our classmate Joseph Appleyard, SJ, PhL’58, H’12.

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1954 reunion year

Correspondent: John Ford 45 Waterford Drive Worcester, MA 01602; 508-755-3615 I am writing these notes three days after our spring luncheon held at the Coonamessett Inn in Falmouth. Attending were Gert and Gene Doherty; Mary Jean and Jim Coughlin; Susan (White) ’56 and Bill Sullivan; Marjorie (O’Brien) ’58 and John Shyne; Lori and Lou Totino MBA’65; Rose and Lenny Matthews; Marge (Molloy) ’58 and Pete Vasaturo; Lucy and Sal DeLuca; Nancy and Tom Murphy; Eileen Locke MEd’54; Pat and Bill Kenney MA’56; Alberta and Gerry Natoli; Veronica and Dick McCarthy; Doug MacMillian and Fran DeLuca; Fr. Stephen Koen MEd’60; Tom O’Connell; Carole and Lou Maloof; Dalia (Skudzinskaite) NC’55, MEd’67, and Ray Ivaska JD’59; Janet and Paul McKenna; Charlie Pelczarski; Helenjean and Jack Parker CAES’79; Carolyn Donovan, widow of Bob Donovan MBA’71; Tom Warren; Clare (Carr) MEd’73 and Frank McLaughlin MA’57; Kathy and Peter Nobile; Eileen and Newman Flanagan; Mary and Murray Regan; Evelyn and Walter Englert; and Jane and John Ford MSW’61. June and Don Preskenis wrote to say that they could not attend the luncheon because they were flying to Raleigh, NC, to sponsor their grandson’s confirmation. • Lori and Lou Totino, Jack McGrath, Dick Donahue, Bob Welts JD’57 and Pat Legere, Bill McCarthy JD’60, Marge and Pete Vasaturo, and Jim Coughlin attended the Laetare Sunday Mass and breakfast this past Lenten season. • Sadly, we have lost our classmate Paul Deveney; he passed away on February 28, leaving two sisters, three children, and six grandchildren. • I chatted with Gordon Morrissey recently; he has battled glaucoma for several years but is still getting around. Gordon remembered that tuition at BC High was $50 in the day. Matignon High must have been a better school as we paid $100 at that time. • Tom O’Connell’s latest book, Upward & Downward Mobility: A Work Memoir (A Writer’s Zigzag Journey), was published in February by Sanctuary Unlimited. It is available on Amazon and at other booksellers. • Our annual memorial Mass will be held on the Newton Campus on November 10. Lou Totino is making the arrangements, and invitations will be in the mail in early fall. Lou can be reached at 781-329-9612 if you have any questions about the event. 50 class notes

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NC 1954 reunion year Correspondent: Mary Helen FitzGerald Daly 700 Laurel Avenue Wilmette, IL 60091; 847-251-3837 Mary Evans Bapst emailed from Geneva, Switzerland, that she keeps busy with various activities in her parish, which recently moved to a larger church complex. Mary served as a team member for a Cursillo retreat.  She also enjoys attending family birthday celebrations, lunch  with friends, and senior-citizen outings. • Maureen  Cohalan  Curry reports that she went to her oldest granddaughter’s graduation from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY.  She says there was a large contingent of Currys in attendance, and it was a wonderful weekend. • The column is a little light on news for this edition, but I hope everyone has an enjoyable summer, full of adventures that you can relay to me for the fall issue. Happy summer to all.

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Correspondent: Marie Kelleher 12 Tappan Street Melrose, MA 02176; 781-665-2669 Vin Matteucci had a great experience as he joined others during BC’s 150th Anniversary Helping Hands Service Project in Conte Forum. More than 40,000 meals were packed and sent to hungry families in Africa. Vin’s son Kenneth ’90 was selected as Educator of the Year in Andover.  Congratulations! He also reported that his daughter-in-law Ann Marie is completing her PhD at Brandeis. • Did you recognize Fr. Albert Stankard in several issues of the CatholicTV Monthly this past spring? He was in a photo advertising the program Going My Way.  The CatholicTV Monthly is published by the CatholicTV Network here in Watertown.  • I’m writing this in May, and as I reflect on the fourth glorious mystery, the Assumption, I think of how I believe that Mary has come to help our classmates and loved ones  make the journey to eternal life since my last column.  Making the journey were  Sally (Walsh) Logan, Paul Fallon, Janet (Leahy) Shanly, and Gail McGuire. Sally died on March 2.  She had been married to the late Edward Logan ’53 and spent the last 20 years of her professional life working in the Boston school system.  Paul, who died on March 21, was very active in helping plan our reunion activities. He spent his working life as an insurance adjustor for the Archdiocese of Boston.  Janet had retired to Cape Cod and was active in her parish nursing program.  She died on April 26.  Gail followed Janet on April 29.  Gail had been with the Waltham VNA for more than 25 years.  With sympathy, I send prayers to their families.

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NC 1955

Correspondent: Jane Quigley Hone 207 Miro Place Port Washington, NY 11050; 516-627-0973 First, I wish to correct the information about Mary Laird Flanagan that appeared in Class Notes in the Spring issue: She has four children—three daughters and a son. Mary and I met recently in Port Washington, where we both live now, and enjoyed catching up. It’s been 50 years since we last met. She and husband Bob spend summers on Nantucket. • In April, I attended the tea for Long Island Newton alumnae at the home of Molly McHugh O’Grady NC’57. Molly and I were very active in the Long Island alumnae group years ago, and I believe it is worth trying to reactivate it. • Our granddaughter, Deirdre Hone, just completed a most successful ninth grade at the Sacred Heart School at 91st Street in New York.

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Correspondent: Steve Barry 102 Brooksby Village Drive, Unit 304 Peabody, MA 01960; 978-587-3626 On May 15, a group of our classmates gathered at the Lafayette House in Foxborough for a collective birthday celebration. All Connell School of Nursing alumnae, they included Anne (Ashley) Auclair, Carole Davis, AliceMarie (Keaney) Dill, Eleanor Garlisi, Mary Rose (Sheehan) Grace, Pat (DeModica) Hayes, Chris (Leclaire) McKay, Joan PiekarskiCroteau, Carol (Hornbeck) Rennie, Mary (Mullahay) Rommell, Pauline (McDonough) Ryan, Connie (Mather) Scott MS’63, Sheila (Rooney) Semrad, Meribah Stanton MS’66, and Josephine (Fitzpatrick) Tingley. • Kathleen Donovan Goudie reports that she has moved to Athol, where she taught for eons!  She’s been having a bit of work done on her house, and many of those who have been doing things such as painting the deck, etc., are her former students.  Kathleen was planning to go to New Jersey for her second grandchild’s graduation from Westfield High School and then on to New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina for family gatherings.  • Bob Halloran passes along word that Will Jackson has completed knee replacement and is scheduled to lead the Needham Curling Club in the fall. Also, John Ridge is on the mend after successful back surgery.  • Joan and Joe Danieli’s grandson Christopher Danieli was just elevated to Eagle Scout. Only 6 percent of Scouts achieve this honor. Joan and Joe planned to see granddaughter Kathryne’s six performances in a dance recital and to attend their daughter-in-law’s graduation from Lesley University, where she earned a master’s in education. They also report meeting Ellie and John Clancy and daughter Carolyn at Sunday Mass in Fort Myers. • On a personal note: I appeared on stage here at Brooksby, playing a young lawyer, just out of law school, who foils his uncle’s evil plan to evict retired actors

and actresses from the home where they have been living. • Sadly, we pass along word of the deaths of several classmates: Ernestine Bolduc and William Arthur Reilly passed away in March; Charlie Murgia, Herbert McLaughlin, and George Spillane, in February; Mark A. Fay Jr. and Peter Paglari MA’58, in January; Patricia (Richard) Dobek, in December; and Joseph Marrinan in September. Please keep these classmates and their families in your prayers. • A reminder: You can log on to the BC Alumni Portal to read and post news of family, accomplishments, travel, retirement, etc. 

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NC 1956

Correspondent: Patricia Leary Dowling 39 Woodside Drive Milton, MA 02186; 617-696-0163

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Correspondent: Francis E. Lynch 27 Arbutus Lane West Dennis, MA 02670 Summer is here along with more time for the great outdoors: Our class had its annual golf tournament at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth on May 9. Jim Devlin reports that they had 16 players for a traditional Florida scramble. The teams were as follows: The first group comprised Bill Cunningham, Jim Connolly, Neil Fitzgerald, and Dave McAvoy. The second foursome included Joe Burke, Paul Daly, Bill McQueeney, and Bill Boozang. Jim Devlin, Joe McMenimen, Joe Mirabile, and Rev. Tom Ahearn accounted for the third, while Frank Higgins, Ed Murphy, Ed Hines, and Bill MacKenzie rounded the day off. Frank Keohane was delayed due to travel. The winners were allowed dibs on the “goodies.” Bill Cunningham provided hats and other memorabilia. A good day was held by all. • Congratulations to Patrick Cadigan, who is the 2013 recipient of BC’s William V. McKenney Award for excellence! Two other members

of the Class of ’57 have also been honored with this prestigious alumni award: John Harrington, MBA’66, H’10, in 1989, and Bill Cunningham in 2010. • It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Charles E. Lynch on May 13 of multiple myeloma. Chuck was a Double Eagle and a former Marine officer. During his days at BC High and Boston College, you may recall, he ran the switchboard in St. Mary’s Hall on weekends, holidays, and some summer periods. Chuck leaves his wife, Marlene; five children, and seven grandchildren. He was the very salt of the earth. • Condolences of the class are extended to the families of two classmates whom we lost during the past year: Margaret (Antonellis) Bargoot, on March 5, and William A. Leary, on February 25. Also, your continued prayers are requested for George Hennessy, Kathy and Paul O’Leary, and Jim and Betty (Scanlon) Turley. • Just a reminder: Please remit class dues of $25 to Bill Tobin, MBA’70, 181 Central St., Holliston, MA 01746.

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Correspondent: Connie Weldon LeMaitre A highlight of May was Cathy Connolly Beatty’s annual spring concert at the College Club in Boston: “The Many Musical Stages of Love” featured favorites from our era, including music by Weill, Gershwin, and Porter. As always, Cathy’s voice and presence were just lovely. Kate McCann Benson relayed pride in her fellow music major and reports that she herself is in a chorale at her residence, Kendal, in Hanover, NH, “rehearsing each week, with a winter and spring concert for residents and staff, and an opportunity to sing some solos. It takes discipline, so I greatly admire Cathy and send bravas to her!” • Some exciting news from Janet Black Rohan: She is engaged “to a wonderful man named Jim McKillop. We haven’t set a date yet because he has six children, and I have eight. Then there are the grands—I have 19, and he has 9.” Wow, Janet, congratulations! We will certainly await the next chapter on your expanded family. And news from a classmate we haven’t heard from often but




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class notes are so happy to relay congratulations to: Joan David. Joan retired from the faculty of Salve Regina University in Newport as she approached her half-century mark of service. We marvel at all the students she has mentored and to whom she has, no doubt, passed along a strong Sacred Heart spirit. Joan reports retirement is all she expected and more. “More” might include surgery she underwent in April; once recovered, she promises to join our Boston lunches and make up for lost time! May your recovery go as smoothly as mine, Joan; our prayers are with you. Incidentally, Joan (professor emerita of English) may be our lone PhD classmate, but I could be overlooking others—speak up if you are out there? • Our thoughts also go to Vinnie Murray Burns, who is caring for her daughter Susan with her hip prosthesis, spending time on Cape Cod and in Maine. Four of her grandchildren are in college, and two more are searching for colleges! • Dave and Ellie Pope Clem will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at home led by Ellie’s nephew, who is a monsignor, followed by a family gathering. They also visited Ellie’s brother George Pope, CSC, at Notre Dame; Fr. Pope retired after years of service in Bangladesh. • Tim Smith (widower of Connie Hanley Smith) enjoyed dinner in San Francisco with Margy Craig Sheehy and her sister. Tim reports: “You Newton ladies are a great source of support” after his loss.

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Correspondent: David Rafferty 2296 Ashton Oaks Lane, No. 101 Stonebridge Country Club Naples, FL 34109; 239-596-0290 Our 55th class reunion was a resounding success! The ’58 after-hours hospitality room was held in the Stayer pod occupied by Dottie Sollitto Hiltz, Joan Downing LaChance, Carol Brady Vigliano, Pat Brine O’Riordan, Marian Bernardini DeLollis, Virginia DeGenova, and Dave and Eileen (Teahan) Quigley. Musical entertainment was provided by the multitalented Wally Vaughan.

First prize for the longest distance traveled to the reunion went to Carol and Frank O’Neill from San Francisco. There were 311 donors—46.6 percent of our class—who contributed to our gift to BC, and our class also committed more than $1.2 million in legacy gifts. Joan LaChance reports that Don Seager and Sheldon Daly met up at the reunion and talked football half the night. Seen at the lobster bake were Jack Harrington, George Bigelow, Bill Griffin, Ray Sullivan, Kenny Soha, Art Mooney, Bill Monahan, and Bill Brown. Among the nurses at the reunion were Barbara Cuneo O’Connell, Eileen Quigley, Pat O’Riordan, Maura Lyons, Betty Cook DiMilla, Cecilia Canniff Doherty, and Carol Vigliano. • Wally Vaughan has written a book, Challenge of the Wizard: Will Music Be Discovered? The book, Wally’s first, is written for kids, with fun for adults as well. It can be previewed at Wally and Claire live in Franklin and enjoy time in Wolfeboro, NH, especially with their “kids” and 10 grandkids. Along with writing, Wally, a retired educator and principal in the Natick Public Schools, shares harmonica tunes and leads singalongs in schools and senior places. Claire is a retired RN after 20-plus years at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. • Marian DeLollis recently hosted her annual Spring Opener party to launch the summer season. Among the guests were Virginia DeGenova and Joyce Ryder Rizzuto and her husband, Deacon Anthony Rizzuto ’71. Marian told stories of her trips to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Paris, and Taiwan. • John ’55 and Barbara Cuneo O’Connell are thrilled to have seen their granddaughter married this past June. • I recently heard from David Ojerholm across the pond in Sydney, Australia. For the past 13 years, David has been with the Sydney Harmony barbershop chorus, and he still loves the fun, camaraderie, and challenge of singing a cappella four-part harmony. David and I were classmates at BC High. • Don’t forget your class dues. Please send $25 to class treasurer Jack “Mucca” McDevitt at 28 Cedar Road, Medford, MA 02155.


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Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 The Newton College Class of ’58 is seeking a new correspondent. If you would like to write for Class Notes, please contact Betsy McLain, Class Notes editor, at the above address.

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Correspondent: George Holland 244 Hawthorne Street Malden, MA 02148; 781-321-4217 Co-correspondent: Robert Latkany 203-354-6200 Tina and Tom Beatty live in Arlington but winter in Naples, FL. They have three granddaughters 17 years old and younger. • Commissioner Jack Magee had a knee replacement in early January and then moved from Chestnut Hill, where he had lived since the early ’90s, to Virginia to be near his daughter, as he wished to spend more time with his kids and grandkids. He’ll also be closer to his son, Brendan, who lives in South Carolina. Jack was planning a trip to Ireland in June to watch his grandson play lacrosse. • Honey (Good) NC’59 and Pete McLaughlin were planning a trip to France this May to visit Normandy and Paris. • I finally got to my sixth continent— Australia—in March. Sydney, Brisbane, and the Great Barrier Reef were great; the 28hour flight wasn’t. • Jerome Havrda lives in Killingworth, CT. His daughters have given him eight grandkids, and now he is looking forward to the arrival of a great-grandchild. In late June, he was going to his Milford High School reunion and was hoping to be joined by his high school and BC teammate Alan Miller from Michigan. • Jack “Max” McAuliffe of Mahopac, NY, was at Brimfield in May. He and his wife, Geri, are very astute antiques aficionados.

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Correspondents: Maryjane Mulvanity Casey and Patty O’Neill 75 Savoy Road Needham, MA 02492; 781-400-5405

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Travel plans are under way as the summer season approaches. The variety of destinations chosen by our classmates should provide some welcome rest and relaxation. • Bill and Stephanie (Landry) Barineau and family are looking forward to their annual vacation on Captiva Island, FL. A highlight of this year’s getaway is a reunion of their extended family

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at a nearby resort. • Heading to France were Peter ’59 and Honey (Good) McLaughlin, who planned to attend the French Open, enjoy a river cruise, and savor all that delicious food in Paris. • Graduations highlight Dan and Joanne (O’Connor) Hynek’s vacation plans. They will attend the college graduation of their elder granddaughter in Toronto and the high school graduation of their younger granddaughter in Austin, TX. • I (Maryjane Casey) look forward to exploring Idaho’s rugged beauty during a family trip with my grandchildren. This should be a fun change of pace from our beach days on Cape Cod! • Thanks to all those who help fill our column. Please keep me updated with your news. We’d love to hear from you!

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Correspondent: Joseph R. Carty 253 River Street Norwell, MA 02061 Correspondent: Peter Johnson Wedding bells rang, and our very special Pauline LeBlanc Doherty tied the knot with a very fortunate Paul Croke ’55, MBA’62. In attendance were Fr. Leo Shea, Joe Steinkrauss, Maryann Bertolami Boyd, and Jane Shea Sullivan. • In the Spring issue, we voiced our outrage of the editors for their oversight in anointing Greycliff Hall as the first women’s dormitory in 1962. As she promised, Sally Stearns Healy, a member of our 1750 Beacon Street faithfuls, wrote and received a response from editor Ben Birnbaum, who was both apologetic and fascinated to learn of the travails of these first boarders (and they were that). He was unaware of their history, as was the archives of Boston College. Now possessing a copy of Sally’s fine article in our 50th anniversary yearbook, complete with the “House Rules” of 1750, Mr. Birnbaum is delighted to set the record straight and promises the history of 1750 Beacon Street and our women will take their right place in the archives. Thank you, Sally! • Our prayers and thoughts go out to wife Mary and the children of Brig. Gen. Bill Gormley, who died after having contracted what is described as acute leukemia. Bill was on an assignment for the federal government on the American Samoan Islands when afflicted and was flown to Hawaii, where he died. • Our severe winter snowstorm kept us from paying our respects to the family of Stan Gabis, who passed away on March 4. Our, respectfully, “Gentle Giant” was loved by all and will be sorely missed. • The annual Keaney Twins (Francis and Thomas) and Jim Kepple Scholarship Golf Tournament this summer will hit the big time—at Pinehurst! (Well, excuse us.) Duffers include Ed Doherty MBA’73, Dave Bowen, Bill Gozzi, Pete Marceau, Lenny Marma, Tony Abraham, Jay Lambert, Bob Trainor, and Dannie Gendron. Speaking of Dan, we’re delighted to hear his heart surgeries now allow him to return to his favorite pastime. Two other tournament regulars are former undergraduate pals Tom Rodhouse and John Hajosy ’61. • Amid the turmoil of the Boston Marathon bombing, the class received a

thoughtful note from Californians Francesca and Jack Hickey, enclosing thoughts and prayers. • News, please!

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Correspondent: Sally O’Connell Healy 4061 Cape Cole Boulevard Punta Gorda, FL 33955 This is a big year for the Class of 1960, with most of us turning 75. Pat Winkler Browne was feted in January. Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly was the guest of honor at a surprise party given by her family on the Cape in June. Blanche Hunnewell is going to host a 75th communal Newton ’60 birthday party on the Cape in August. For further details, contact Blanche or me. Do let us know what you did to celebrate this special birthday! • Mary Lou Foster Ryan, MSW’85, is the phoenix. She finished chemo and headed right for Florida to vacation with family and friends in Orlando, The Villages, Lido Beach, and Sarasota. This after helping Maury with the Rhode Island flower show and the beer festival and preparing a “fairy house” for the Fairy Garden Festival at the Botanic Center (sponsored by the Master Gardener Association). Talk about spirit! • Pat Winkler Browne organized the 25th Newton tea in the DC area with a good attendance (29 registered), including Karen Olson and Pat Geuring, both RSCJs. Sr. Olson talked about Stuart House, the new educational center that the RSCJs have opened. In April, Pat and Stella Clark O’Shea organized the first Newton tea on Long Island. Molly McHugh O’Grady NC’57 was the hostess. Stella’s firm, Stellabrations, did the catering. Kathy McDermott Kelsh was among our classmates in attendance. Pat also reports that the Council for Women of Boston College held an authors’ luncheon at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland. Joan Luise Hill ’75 and Katie Mahon discussed their book, The Miracle Chase, which they co-wrote with their friend Mary Beth Phillips. More than 50 BC/Newton alumni attended. • Our class had the largest number present at the Naples Newton luncheon, hosted again by Bonnie Walsh Stoloski NC’59. It was a festive occasion and a lovely opportunity to be together with Newton grads from classes ranging from 1950 to 1970. We also had a good turnout at the Sacred Heart luncheon in Naples in February. Carol Johnson Cardinal, Carole Ward McNamara, and Jeanne Hanrihan Connolly gathered with our ’60 Naples friends during Carol’s stay in March. • We anticipate having a Mass said for Dolores Demers Ferdon during the summer and will pass the word when the date and place are set. Berenice Hackett Davis had a Mass said for her late brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Connie Hackett, with a reception following at the Christian Brothers in Narragansett, RI, in June. • Loretta Maguire was home from the hospital and in good spirits. • Michaelene Martin Barrett attended a party at her son’s home in Newport, RI. Mike was looking forward to returning home to Connecticut after her convalescence at daughter Margaret’s in Warwick, RI. Cathy Donahoe Smith was planning to visit Mike. • Have a lovely summer and keep in touch.

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Correspondent: John Ahearn 872 Massachusetts Avenue, #407 Cambridge, MA 02139 After BC, Phil Caruso went into the Marines and then attended Georgetown for his dental degree. He practiced dentistry in Worcester, later setting up an office in Holliston. Recently retired, Phil has also been a deacon in his church for many years. • John Greene started his own computer consulting business, and many years later, worked at the Boston Redevelopment Authority on its computer database system, recently retiring after 15 years. • John Hehir wants to remind everyone that both The Heights ( and the 1961 Sub Turri ( subturri) are available online. He says he finds it fun to browse through both publications; it brings back a flood of pleasant memories. • Barbara (Sweeney) NC’65 and Bob Kenny are back from a trip to Washington DC, where Bob and son Timothy ’05—who is also an attorney—were both sworn in by all the justices to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. • After serving with the National Guard, Bob McCarthy worked for the General Services Administration in Boston for four years and then went into the commercial and industrial real estate business for himself. Bob has now been retired for 12 years, splitting his time between Florida and West Dennis on Cape Cod. Since retiring, he and his wife have enjoyed traveling in Africa, China, and Europe. Bob has given back to his profession by teaching real estate at the National Appraisal Institute and volunteering in town government. • Jack O’Neill, MBA’70, served in Army intelligence after graduation, later working in security management companies, and then for 30 years with Draper Labs in Cambridge in administrative management. Jack is married and now splits his time between Massachusetts and the west coast of Florida. He enjoys golf and stays in touch with Nino Dilanni, who has retired from Polaroid; Kevin Fitzpatrick MBA’64; and John Flynn. • After BC, Bernie Shea earned his master’s in history from UMass Amherst. He spent the next 50 years in education, teaching at Malden Catholic and in Wilmington, and then for 46 years in Medfield, where he also coached cross-country and track and field. He retired 10 years ago but still enjoys substitute teaching. • Mary Turbini, MEd’68, majored in math at BC. She taught in Jamaica and later at Newton Country Day School before beginning a second career in administration at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; after many years there, she is working in finances at Hammond Realty. Mary is also very active at BC. • This spring, the Class of ’61 had a memorial Mass for our classmates who died during the past year. They included Alice M. Ahern, James W. Collins, Francis J. Concannon, John V. Donovan, Douglas W. Dunn Jr., Thomas A. Welch JD’66, and Cornelius J. Foley Jr. Those who attended the Mass and dinner included John Ahearn MA’66, Agnes and Richard Barrett, Alice (Buckley) ’64 and Paul Brennan MBA’66, John Carr, James Collins MBA’72, Margaret Ryan Collins, Gail and George Downey,

class notes Nancy Hebert Drago MBA’72, Carol and Kevin Fitzpatrick, Richard Glasheen, Patricia and John Greene, Barbara and Bob Kenny, Mary Ann DiMario Landry, Barbara Power Madden MS’73, Ann Wasilauskas Mulligan, Louise and David Oberhauser, Jack O’Neill, Virginia O’Neil, Joan (Tyldesley) ’64 and Tom Robinson, Mary and John Rossetti, Ella and James Russell, Bernard Shea, Donna and Robert Sullivan, and Mary Turbini.

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Correspondent: Missy Clancy Rudman 1428 Primrose Lane Franklin, TN 37064 We received sad news, via Carol O’Shea Dyer and Judy Vollbrecht, RSCJ, that Marge Carroll Pluso died in February. Sr. Judy said that she and Marge had been roommates for three years. A recent note from Gael Sullivan Daly informed us that  she and husband Tim ’60, JD’64, found the name of Marge’s husband, Tom, on their Florida homeowners list and invited him for dinner. Gael was looking forward to returning to Massachusetts in the summer to enjoy their 18th and 19th grandchildren. • Bill ’64 and Rosie (Hanley) Cloran joined Bill and Carol McGee Gardenier on a Caribbean cruise. Rosie thoroughly enjoyed relaxing after her skating season in Boston.  • Mickey McQueeny Matthews wrote that she, Judy Thompson Collins, Mookie Stehling Kamps, and Maryann Morrissey Curtin  got together for a minireunion at her home in Rhode Island. Mary Sue Flanagan was unable to attend due to her real estate business in DC. • Tom and Mary Nolan Calise welcomed a new grandson in April; he is their seventh grandson! • My husband, Bob Rudman ’60, and I went to the Cape in early April and then drove to Washington DC (via stops to see friends and relatives in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maryland), to hear a friend of ours, a World War II veteran,  speak at the Lincoln Theater about his experiences during the war.

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Correspondents: Frank and Eileen (Trish) Faggiano 33 Gleason Road Reading, MA 01867; 781-944-0720 For many who may not have been able to attend our 50th reunion, the following includes excerpts from our 50th anniversary book. • Ken Gnazzo lives in Farmington, CT, with his wife, Kaye. They have three children, all of whom graduated from BC. Shortly after graduation, Ken joined his family’s food services business. His son is CEO, and Ken is proud that the company is now in the hands of a third generation. Ken serves as director of a number of companies in the Farmington area. • Shortly after graduation, Steve McCabe and his young family moved to Gilford, NH, where he was the town’s first administrator. He subsequently became the city manager of Franklin, NH, and the administrator for

two adjacent New York towns. Today he is very active in the leadership of a nonprofit organization. • Peggy and Bob Demers live in Lewisville, TX, and summer in Falmouth. Bob was a USMC pilot and served in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966. After completing his military service, he joined American Airlines as a pilot supervisor. He and Peggy have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. • One week after the Marathon tragedy, Margie Dooley Hoey brought her trained therapy dog, Tara, from Cape Cod to Boston to participate in a planned moment of silence. Margie said: “Young and old patted and caressed Tara, gaining strength and solace. Tara received a multitude of hugs and gave comfort to all.” • Mark Dullea with his wife, Donna Qualters ’71, and Frank and E. Trish Faggiano were volunteers at the 150th Anniversary Helping Hands Service Project at Conte Forum, where they packaged meals to be sent to hungry families in West Africa. • Our condolences to the families of Patricia O’Keefe O’Brien, MS’67, and Joyce Deveau Kennedy, both of whom died in December 2012, and Owen Feeney, who passed away in February 2013. • Best wishes to all and remember, we would love to hear from you.

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Correspondent: Mary Ann Brennan Keyes 26 Ridgewood Crossing Hingham, MA 02043 Julie McGraw Brown writes that she is getting settled in Austin after many years in San Antonio. Living closer to her daughter and grandchildren “is just great,” she says. • The Florida minireunions were wonderful, thanks to the organizing efforts of Anne Gallagher Murphy and the hostesses Holley Hicok Schroeder and Pat Beck Klebba. We’re hoping it can be repeated next year. • Katie Fishel McCullough’s husband, Bill, passed away in March after many years of illness. In July, there will be a memorial Mass in Chatham on Cape Cod, where for decades Katie and Bill had spent their summers. Also, Kris Wildman Brennan’s husband, John, passed away in Palm Desert, CA, in May after a long illness. His funeral was in Lake Forest, IL. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Katie and Kris and to their families. • On a happier note, Grace Kane Kelly organized a luncheon in Sandwich, on Cape Cod, on June 5 for those of us in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This is being written a few days before the luncheon, but about 20 are planning to attend, which is a great turnout. These minireunions are keeping us connected, so let’s keep it going! Also this weekend is the 50th reunion for the Class of ’63. A few of us are going to the Mass and brunch on Sunday to see if they look as young and if they had as much fun as we did at our reunion!

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Correspondent: Matthew J. McDonnell 121 Shore Avenue Quincy, MA 02169; 617-479-1714 54 class notes

Wow! Not my knee-jerk reaction to an overvalued appraisal on Antiques Roadshow, but rather a one-time, genuine celebratory appreciation for our just-experienced 50th class reunion weekend! First up on Friday was the Golden Eagle investiture ceremony with the induction of the Class of 1963 into the Golden Eagle Society, with the presentation of Golden Eagle pins and a gourmet luncheon, followed by an outdoor class picture. (I’m the one behind the tallest guy in the class.)  The 50th reunion dinner and get-together was held later that day, followed by the 50th reunion concert.  Featured performers included the Sha-Boom band (two guys from Everett and three from Easta Bost), Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg, and Charlie Thomas and his Drifters, all of whom brought the house down.  “Woo Woo” was, well, “woo woo,” and rekindled a lot of memories of our college days, complete with a “trip” to Adventure Car Hop. You could almost feel the bellyache coming on after eating the notso-good-for-you free French fries. The Drifters were fantastic, featuring a collection of their many hits, capped off by “Up on the Roof” and “Under the Boardwalk.” A number of events were held on Saturday, including an alumni reunion Mass said by Fr. Leahy and our classmate Fr. Vin Albano, with classmates serving as readers, ushers, and Eucharistic ministers.  This was followed by our 50th anniversary party, featuring a gourmet meal and the Bo Winiker Band. Bo absolutely captured the moment with wonderfully soft music during dinner and spectacular dance music all during the festive night into the wee hours.  Hard to believe but “everyone” was on the dance floor, especially for the BC conga line, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  • My wife, Eileen ’64, will celebrate her 50th reunion next year.  I look forward to being her guest.  “Let the good times roll.” I, for one, am also looking forward to our 75th, which will be held in the Day Room at Marian Manor.  You are all invited to attend.  • The 50th Reunion Committee, headed by the very capable Tom McCabe, our class president, did a great job planning these wonderful events and should be congratulated. More than 600 classmates and guests attended one or more events, a new 50th record. Special thanks also to Tom Ryan, head of the 50th Reunion Gift Committee. We have initial reports of records, not only in participation, but also in total gifting.  Great job, Tom!  • Leading up to our 50th Reunion Weekend were other events, including a large class representation in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Naples, FL, preceded the night before by a very successful class cocktail party/dinner in Naples.  And, of course, at Commencement, on a beautiful sunny day in May, a number of us, including Honorary Chief Marshal Tom McCabe, served on the Alumni Honor Guard, lining the center aisle in Alumni Stadium as honorary degree recipients and academia stars marched in academic attire to the dais. It was particularly fitting that one of our esteemed classmates, Wayne Budd, was among the honorary degree recipients. The Commencement address was presented by Enda Kenny, prime minister of Ireland. His speech was remarkable, referencing all the PowerPoints of the day, and inspiring the newly graduated to “be yourself.” He received a rare standing O, quite the contrast to our 1963 Commencement

speaker, Anthony Calabrese, who was roundly “booed” when he referred to our school as “Boston University.” • In a call out to military participants, I heard from Helen Peloquin McManus, who served four years in the Army Nurse Corps, and from Brad Chandler, who also served four years in the Army and was the first captain in the Army to receive the Meritorious Service Award (now the National Defense Service Medal). • In closing, Tom McCabe, in addressing the class at the Golden Eagle ceremony, told of his dorm-room stay the night before. The bed was so hard he had to sleep on the floor.  As he awoke looking at the side of the bed, he noticed a small brass plaque nailed to the bedside.  It read, “Donated by Ignatius Loyola family, June 3, 1573.” • Happy 50th and 150th!

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Correspondent: Colette Koechley McCarty 106 Woodhue Lane Cary, NC 27518; 919-233-0563 Wasn’t it wonderful? Fifty-four years ago, we gathered on a brand-new campus and began our life together at Newton College of the Sacred Heart. Now we are celebrating our 50th reunion. Seventy of us gathered to celebrate our lives at Newton. We not only celebrated, but also funded two scholarships for women at BC in the College of Arts and Sciences! We put our money where our hearts were! As I looked around at each of the gatherings, I saw old friends connecting and reconnecting, laughing and sometimes crying, seeing not only the person before them, but also that girl of long ago who lived down the hall, sharing our lives, respecting and supporting each other, bearing witness to each other’s journey. We are truly blessed. And what a celebration it was: BC rolled out the red carpet for its adopted sisters, from the investiture as Golden alumnae (with our Gold Newton pins presented by University President William P. Leahy, SJ) to a special lunch and dinner on campus for all the “Goldens.” Saturday was dedicated to Newton College on the Newton Campus: a lively panel discussion by women representing four eras in the school’s development. Sheila Mahony represented us beautifully, citing our growth in both intellect and confidence, which prepared us for what lay ahead. It was fascinating to learn how the different eras reacted to the Newton that they experienced. The Class of ’68 reflected the turmoil of that time, moving the student body from the sheltered time of the late ’50s and early ’60s to a more equal partnership with the administration. The last class, ’75, had to deal with transition and trauma as Newton’s days came to a close. A garden-party lunch accompanied by a string trio followed. In the afternoon, we had a discussion of the Newton survey that Maureen Lambert Roxe devised. The response rate was an incredible 75 percent! The survey revealed that our love of learning persists—68 percent have graduate degrees; that we value our relationships and families; that 93 percent of us have worked mostly in education and social work; that 85 percent of us identify ourselves as Catholic; that 99 percent of us do volunteer work; and that we value our friendships as one of Newton’s greatest gifts to us. The discussions were open and free. That

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s a premed student at BC, Gil Lavoie discovered two great passions: occupational and preventive medicine and the Shroud of Turin, said by some to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. “It can be approached as a forensic object,” Lavoie explains. “During my undergrad years, I read a book by a French surgeon who had examined the blood stains on it early in the 20th century, and I was fascinated.” Lavoie has been studying the Shroud since the 1970s. “As others looked at it chemically or microscopically, I examined the blood marks,” he recalls. “Initially, I was a skeptic. Dr. Gilbert Lavoie ’64, P’98, with a photo negative I didn’t want to perpetrate a fraud.” of the Shroud of Turin in BC’s Bapst Library. After many years of research, including ground-breaking insights into Jewish burial customs, Lavoie became convinced that the Shroud is a genuine artifact of the Crucifixion. “It’s real,” he says, a case he has made in two books on the subject. Though retired from seeing patients, Lavoie continues to conduct medical research as well as examine new theories and evidence on the Shroud. what is your next goal? I have another book I’m working on about the Shroud, and I’m also completing a research project on HIV-AIDS prevention.

what was your first job?

Making plastic swimming pools. I was a machine operator in a factory.

how have you changed since graduation? I’ve realized how little I know!

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evening, we had an elegant dinner in the old library, where our class picture was taken. It was full of happiness and good feeling. Sunday we met for Mass at Trinity Chapel. For many, this was the highlight of the weekend as we prayed together for friends who have died and for each other. Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ, gave the homily, a thoughtful reflection on the Eucharist. This was followed by a breakfast and concert and long farewells. • Before I sign off, a very special thank-you to Carol Donovan Levis and her committee for their hard work and all they did to make this possible, and to Marjie Dever Shea and Carolyn McInerney McGrath, who produced the Newton directory. So here’s to us! To those who have gone before and live in our memories, to absent friends, to each of us now as we go forward—and to the next time!

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Phil Leonard made an extended trip to Italy this summer for the third year in a row. Phil is a professor emeritus of the math faculty at Arizona State. He lives in Arizona and summers in Vermont. • Dan Kelleher spends lots of time on his bike, preparing for bike marathons. He regularly participates in the Cape Cod Getaway, a two-day, 150-mile bike ride in June from Boston to Provincetown to raise money for multiple sclerosis, and the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day, 190-mile ride in August from Sturbridge to Provincetown to raise money for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In April, Dan joined Bill Maffie, Art Doyle MAT’66, and other classmates at a dinner at Bob Bent’s Milton home prior to attending a concert of the Apollo Club, for which I sing second tenor. • Bill and Ruth (Rube) Bennett joined Bob “The Coach” Fucilli for some golf in Scottsdale this past winter. Bob is still in Denver and spends much of his time doting on his eight grandkids. • Bob Scavullo returned to Chuuk, Micronesia, where he taught “summer school” (a misnomer, as it’s always summer on Chuuk) at Xavier High School. This was his third year at Xavier. June 2013 marked the completion of Bob’s 11th year overall, and his 5th year at St. Ignatius

class notes College Prep, working as a pro bono math tutor of low-income minority high school students. • Jill and Ron Moravitz moved from Portland, OR, to Ely, MN, the town where Ron’s father grew up and where he ultimately retired. • Dick Rougeau, JD’67, still practicing law on the Cape and still playing softball, is a crafty lefty slow-pitch softball pitcher. He will not reveal his ERA, however. • June 7 marked the formal dedication of Stokes Hall, named after former Anheuser-Busch exec Pat Stokes. Designed in the classic English Collegiate Gothic, it is one of the most impressive buildings on campus. Be sure to take a tour on your next visit to the Heights. • Don’t forget that next year is our 50th reunion! Want to volunteer for the committee? Your effort can help make this a most glorious weekend. Remember, you don’t have to live in Metro Boston to be on the committee. You can help from the comfort of your own computer/telephone.

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NC 1964 reunion year Correspondent: Priscilla Weinlandt Lamb 125 Elizabeth Road New Rochelle, NY 10804; 914-636-0214 A reminder: My email address has changed; please see above. • Well, we’re back in business, news-wise, thanks once again to Carol Sorace Whalen. She saw Sue Pollock Kintner in April at a small Newton tea for Long Island graduates. Sue works full-time as the regional director of sales for QuisLex, which provides an array of services related to law practice. There were also some graduates from prior years: Helen Harrington Gray NC’62, Julie Fazakerly Gilheany NC’61, and Kathleen McDermott Kelsh NC’60. Carol commented: “We ‘younger’ people remember them as upper classwomen!” Now we’re all “upper.” When did that happen? • More news: Jack and Kathy Wilson Conroy took the whole clan, including children and grandchildren, to Ireland last year. One of the Conroys’ sons lives in Budapest, and Kathy and Jack were visiting him and his family at the time of Carol’s email to me. • Alice O’Connor Josephs wanted to get away from winter last March (she does live in Sunapee, NH), so she, Peggy Cox Curran, Eileen O’Connor McMorran, and I went down to Longboat Key, FL, for a week, where it was chilly, windy, and sometimes sunny. It is, however, always nice to get together with friends. • Ann Marie DeNisco L’Abbate; her husband, Basil; and I went to see (hear?) Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Metropolitan Opera this past spring. It’s a favorite of ours, and it’s not done very often. It’s always fun to be with the L’Abbates. • And finally, I got carded at the Spy Museum in Washington DC! I was told that I had to be over 65 to get the senior rate. I said I was 70 (I rarely admit to this) and asked if he needed to see some ID. The answer was yes, and I had to show him my driver’s license. Either I looked really great or they thought I might be a spy. My kids haven’t stopped laughing.

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Correspondent: Patricia McNulty Harte 83 Church Street, No. 1 Winchester, MA 01890; 781-729-1187 Congratulations to Sarah Ann and Jim Mahoney on the arrival of their 12th grandchild: Molly and Brian Betournay welcomed baby Nellie in the spring. • In May, Marie Formichelli McCarthy received the 2013 Nursing Excellence Award for Advancing and Leading the Profession from at a dinner attended by some 1,000 nurses and health-care professionals. There were five other finalists from New England in the category. Marie will now go on to the national finals in the fall. This is her third major award within a year: She also received the 2012 Hero Award from the Hallmark Health System last fall and the 2013 President’s Award from the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses in April. • Ginny Shea McDonald writes that she retired from her career in human resources and banking in 2011, sold her house in Shrewsbury, and moved to Woodinville, WA, to be near her children. Her daughter, Tara ’90, and two grandchildren live in Woodinville, and her son, Michael, lives in Portland, OR. Ginny would love to see classmates if they are visiting the Seattle area. Her email address is in the BC online directory. • In May, in Dover, Neal Harte’s St. Clement (Medford) high school class held a celebration of 70th birthdays. Among those present were Rita MacNeil Martin, Gerard Kiley MSW’74, and Neal. It was a fun event. • On a sad note, we send our sympathy to the families of the following classmates who have died in the past few months: Francis Kearns; Ronald Sarno MA’66, PhL’66; and Sheila Rossi Whelan.

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Correspondent: Linda Mason Crimmins 3902 MacGregor Drive Columbia, SC 29206 Nancy Philpott Cook and Mary Hoogland Noon have had several get-togethers, playing tennis and mah-jongg, since they connected a few months back. I was happy to pass on an email to Nancy from her second cousin, whom she hadn’t seen since our college days, and one to Joan (Wienk) Gallagher from a friend from way back when. • Kelley Burg’s 101-yearold mom spent the winter with her in Hawaii and then returned home to Minnesota for the milder months. Kelley says her mom is a bit frail, with failing sight and hearing, but sharp as a tack, and she still resides in her own home. May we all do the same in another 30 years or so! Enjoying great weather in Hawaii, Kelley paddles the big canoes like those on Hawaii Five-O twice a week and grows limes, papayas, strawberries, eggplants, pineapples, artichokes, and lots of flowers. Kelley visited Helen O’Brien Maher at her home near Long Island Sound as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast. She retreated to New York City the day before the storm hit but was 56 class notes

stranded there for three days before heading to Minnesota. Helen reports that she made out all right in the storm. • I am sorry to report that Catherine Lugar suffered a stroke on April 1 and is currently hospitalized. As soon as I get the go-ahead, I will send out her address for those who want to send cards or visit. Cathy says she wants to belatedly express her “chagrin for any failure to express more concern and sympathy on hearing of similar episodes.”  Bless you, Cathy; you haven’t lost your sense of humor!  • Lisa Pustorino Edmiston is recovering nicely from a hip replacement, and Dottie Sforza Calabrese is doing well after a shoulder replacement in April.  • My 70th birthday surprise party, planned months ahead by my children, had to be canceled due to my own health problems, but I am happy to report that all is well following surgery in late April. • Helen Maher and husband Brian hiked from Salzburg to Prague last September.  Their daughter Gretchen was in Austria on business and was able to join them, hiking from Königssee to Obersee. Helen would love to hear from classmates who would like to hike. As she put it, she would “fly to hike.” • Until next time …

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Boston College Alumni Association Cadigan Alumni Center 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 We thank Frank Pados, our guest columnist for this issue, and Susan Loftus Jacobson ’67, who joins him in kindly providing news of the Class of ’66. Your class remains without a permanent correspondent; if you would like to serve an abbreviated term as an interim correspondent, or if you simply have news— your own or that of classmates—you’d like to share, please contact us at classnotes@ • Frank writes: “Two of our classmates passed away this year. John Magilligan passed away in January, leaving his wife, Betty Ann, and sons Jay ’90 and David. John was a native of Brooklyn and served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy. He was a CPA and practiced in Needham for many years. Steve Reilly and his wife, Peggy McCarthy; Paul Marshall and his wife, Kathy; Fred Sabini MAT’68 and his wife, Eleanor Calabro; and I attended the wake. Charlie Callen passed away in April after a brave struggle with colon cancer. Charlie grew up in Malden and received a commission as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army upon graduation. After BC, he went to Montana, where he worked as a cowboy; it was something he loved, and he returned to the West as often as he could. He served with the Military Police in Germany, and after the Army, he and his wife, Helen, lived in Phoenixville, PA, where Charlie worked as a financial systems consultant. Charlie wrote short stories that showed his wry sense of humor and irony. Working on the BC Veterans Memorial got Charlie and some ROTC classmates back in touch, and last October, he and Helen visited with Shari and Rod Dwyer and Ceil and Kent Bailey at the Dwyers’ home. They also connected with Paul Delaney by phone that night. Charlie entertained the group with stories

and pictures of ‘cowboying’ in Montana. In addition to Helen, Charlie leaves a son, Keith, and two grandsons, Aidan and Shane.” • Susan reports that John Moylan’s wife, Patty, passed away in August 2012. Susan also notes the loss of Jim Millea last October. Their families were friends, and it was Jim who inspired Susan to attend BC. Jim served as an Army medic and as a police officer in Maine after BC. He went on to earn a law degree and had a long career as an attorney, initially joining his father’s practice. He was also involved with a great many civic and charitable organizations. He leaves his wife, Cheryl; children Donald, James, Matthew ’04, and Elizabeth; and three siblings.

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Correspondent: Catherine Beyer Hurst 333 Atwells Avenue, #211 Providence, RI 02903 Dina Cockerill Burke read on our Newton 1966 Facebook page about Beth Gundlach’s search for information on her ancestors in Europe, which prompted Dina to report on her own search for ancestors. During the summer, she and her husband made their third trip to Ireland; on each visit they traveled to the towns where their grandparents were born. On the first two trips, they researched Richard’s family. This year they explored Dina’s roots in County Mayo, where her maternal grandfather, Joseph O’Grady, was born. She writes: “A few years ago, we visited the town in England (Lubenham) where my paternal great-great-grandmother lived. Her tombstone is directly in front of All Saints Anglican church (built in 1109). Her name was Mary Ann Patrick Cockerill (1812–1877). I have to admit that seeing that tombstone took my breath away. It is too bad we get so interested in ancestors after our grandparents have passed away.” Mary Ann’s two sons came to New York City from England in 1869 and started a construction company, building many schools, hospitals, and churches in Manhattan. Have you done any interesting family research? Let me know, and I’ll include it in a future column. I’ve done a lot of work on and have uncovered several sets of lost cousins as well as the birth mother of an adopted friend—which was a pretty moving experience.

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Correspondents: Charles and Mary-Anne Benedict 84 Rockland Place Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 The class extends its condolences to classmate J. Michael Cupoli and his siblings on the death of their father, Steve. Mike’s mother, Alma, passed away in February. Mike is now living in Tennessee. • Also, we just received word that our classmate Patty-Lou (Hanna) Peters, of Simsbury, CT, passed away on June 5 after a yearlong

battle against a recurrence of breast cancer. Patty-Lou and her husband, Jim Peters, attended our 45th reunion celebration, just a year ago. Jim was editor-in-chief of our yearbook, Sub Turri.

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Correspondent: M. Adrienne Tarr Free 3627 Great Laurel Lane Fairfax, VA 22033-1212; 703-709-0896 With a greeting from Kathy Donahue McCall, we learn that her daughter, Jenna McCall, married Shawn McCormick in Longboat Key. Sue Egan Giannelli, from Shaker Heights, OH, and Joan Cooper Curran, from Atlanta, made the trip to Florida for the May 4 wedding. • Sadly, I received word from Mary Ann Peters Giffuni that Andrea “Andi” Fallon Gatti passed away suddenly at her home in Riverdale, NY, in mid-May.  Although Andi hadn’t been in touch with most of us for many years after graduation, she came back for our 45th reunion and was active on the Planning Committee. Her diligent efforts, compiling the information we sent in and working with BC to arrange printing and distribution, produced our superb Class Memory Book. This keepsake proved to be a fantastic way of rediscovering each other, because even those who were at Reunion didn’t always have the opportunity to sit and chat with everyone else who was there. If you have read her bio, you know that Andi worked in New York City virtually from graduation until retiring in 2009, mostly as a paralegal and administrative manager in several large, multinational corporate law firms.  She especially enjoyed working as an administrator for the Second Judicial Circuit and getting to know the people involved, including Thurgood Marshall. More recently, she volunteered with her neighbors, yet she missed the busyness that her work had provided. Over the years she had traveled around the United States, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Africa, and South America.  The Far East was to have been her next excursion. • This news about Andi initially went out through our shared email list. It was heartwarming to read your memories of Newton days and reunion conversations with Andi. We will definitely miss her bright smile the next time we get together. The other message that came back was how important it is to make the most of whatever opportunities we have with each other. “We can’t let our lives get in the way of our friends.” Our class-shared email directory has improved these connections. An update went out in late May. If you didn’t receive a copy and want more information, please contact me directly. However, from my perspective, please don’t just share all your news with your close friends; I still need information to put in this column for everyone to read. The class Prayer Net is still available for your special intentions as well. • Until next time, keep smiling and send in news!

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Correspondent: Judith Anderson Day The Brentwood 323 11500 San Vicente Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 Our Class of 1968 45th reunion was grand indeed! It was a warm weekend filled with hearty laughter, good cheer, and tender memories for those of us who joined the celebration at the Heights. From the popular lobster feast on the new Campus Green to our party at the glitzy Cadigan Alumni Center, and the stimulating lectures and presentations in between, we youthful BC’68ers reveled in cherished times to remember. It seemed that every conversation included tales of our blissful joy of grandparenthood and poignant memories of our classmates who have passed on. Every one of us who attended our reunion eagerly anticipates an absolutely glorious Golden Eagle reunion in 2018. Circle your long-term planners, and get your party shoes ready to raise the rooftops for our 50th! Our BC Class of 1968 rocks! • Brian Froelich writes to thank all his BC classmates and colleagues who helped support his recent and first political campaign for the U.S. Congressional New Jersey 4th District seat against a 30-year incumbent. Although Brian came in (a strong!) second, he enjoyed the invigorating experience. He has since been asked to run for a county-level office. Let the race begin! • Sadly, in April we lost a special classmate and my very dear friend, Susan Walsh Miller. From our student days, we fostered a lifelong friendship with Sue and her husband, Loren ’67, centered on our love of family and our love for BC. Sue was a longtime math professor at Columbia College Chicago. Above all, Sue was the consummate lady, who epitomized the definition of grace, particularly after the tragic loss of their daughter Marcy ’94. The Millers’ devotion to Marcy’s legacy through their work with innercity schools earned them honors with the Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago and a poignant profile with Mike Leonard on the Today show. Our prayers are with Loren and daughters Kate ’92 and Maureen.

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Correspondent: Jane Sullivan Burke Before beginning with recent news of classmates, I’d like to offer a word of gratitude to all those of NC’68 who, through their time and efforts, worked hard so that others could enjoy our 45th reunion: a big thankyou! • Sandy Mosta Spies still works in the U.S. Trust division of Bank of America, where she runs large-scale projects and initiatives that involve many different disciplines. Eleven years ago, Sandy and her husband relocated to Providence from Princeton. They also have a home on Cape Cod and a condo in Naples. Sandy says she felt lucky this past winter to be able to work from bank offices in Florida for almost three months. She regularly returns to Princeton to enjoy her grandsons Andrew (4)

class notes and Alexander (1). Jamie Coy Wallace meets Sandy when she comes to Rhode Island to visit a niece who’s matriculating at Brown. Permanently residing in Easthampton, Jamie has two grandchildren in California and one in New York City. On her return trip north, Sandy saw Mary Ethel Harvey Stack at her home in Aiken, SC. In retirement, Mary Ethel has taken up painting, and she has sold many of her works. Annually, Mary Ethel enjoys her summer home in Gloucester. • Pi (Bernadette) Fogel Mansur stills loves her work after 20 years with the National Hockey League, where she heads the league’s public affairs department. Two years ago, Pi initiated NHL Green, which is now the leader in greening and corporate responsibility in all sports; it’s pretty safe to say that Pi has one of the most influential positions held by any woman in professional sports. I still have memories of her playing guard on the Newton basketball team our freshman year. Pi’s college roommate Ellen Flynn is an active and successful real estate agent in New York City after having worked almost three decades in the textile business. Just three weeks after knee-replacement surgery, Ellen was busy showing clients multiple properties. • And now for the “connect the dots/six degrees of separation” portion of the column: In March, we visited and stayed with friends in Vero Beach. Ellen Mooney Mello was across A1A hosting Barry Noone Remley and Jean Sullivan McKeigue, and Kathy Hastings Miller was up the road at her brother’s home. I recently learned that the condo where I stayed was owned by none other than our own Regi Kelly Kendig. Thus began our email exchanges! Regi and husband Hal live in Weston, CT, and own a lovely condo in Vero. She is a VP of William Raveis Real Estate, working from the Westport office for the last 23 years. Hal and Regi treated themselves to a trip on the Orient Express in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary, which was followed by a week in Venice and on Lake Como. Their two children, New York City residents, joined them in Italy to surprise Hal on his birthday.

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Correspondent: James R. Littleton 39 Dale Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Joe Egan retired several years ago from Johnson & Johnson after 30 years of service. Most of his time was spent in various roles in finance; however, he also spent three years in pharmaceutical research. Joe and wife Sue reside in Stockton, NJ. According to Joe, his 5 great kids and 10 grandchildren help to keep him young. • I am sorry to announce the passing of Anne Sullivan on February 14 in San Antonio after a long illness. Anne was a dedicated nurse practitioner for 30 years in Boston and San Antonio. She worked at the Harvard Community Health Plan and ran the Young Parents Program at Boston Children’s Hospital prior to her move to San Antonio, where she worked in several roles at the Methodist Hospital until her retirement in 2007. Sympathies go to her daughter, Nora Sullivan Amberg, and former spouse,

Stephen Amberg, of San Antonio. • Geoff Boisi was awarded the President’s Medal for Excellence by the Boston College Wall Street Council at its Tribute Dinner in New York City in April. The award, the highest bestowed by the council, recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through constant pursuit of excellence and whose outstanding personal and professional achievements exemplify the ideals proclaimed in BC’s motto “Ever to Excel.” Geoff is chairman and CEO of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC. Previously, he served as vice chairman of JPMorgan Chase and as co-CEO of JPMorgan, the firm’s commercial and investment bank. Geoff was founding chairman and senior partner of The Beacon Group, a private investment firm acquired by Chase in 2000, and was with Goldman Sachs for 22 years, rising to senior general partner. Geoff is a 27-year member of the BC Board of Trustees; he served as chairman from 1993 to 1996 and is now a trustee associate. He is also the founding sponsor of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at BC as well as chairman and founding board member of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management. • I hope all of you are enjoying your summer. Please take the time to write and let me know what is new with you!

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Correspondent: Dennis “Razz” Berry It is with deep sorrow that I report the death of my friend and perhaps our best-known classmate, former Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci, JD’73, who passed away in early June from ALS. Paul had the enviable record of never being defeated in an election as he moved from selectman in his hometown of Hudson through both houses of the state legislature— and then on to the corner office at the State House in Boston and the Ambassador’s Residence in Ottawa. After his diagnosis and public announcement of his disease, he led the efforts of the Champion Fund, which raised millions for the study of this disease for which no cure has yet been found. Tributes flowed in from all over the country in praise of his years as a public servant and his relentless efforts in both fighting the disease and leading the way toward a cure—that he knew would be too late for him. Our heartfelt wishes go out to his wife, Janet; daughters Kate ’99 and Anne; and four grandchildren.

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Correspondent: Mary Gabel Costello 4088 Meadowcreek Lane Copley, OH 44321

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Greetings! • Our own Cornelia Kelley was awarded an honorary doctoral degree at the 2013 Boston College Commencement. In 1998, Cornelia became the first female headmaster of Boston Latin School—our nation’s first public school. During her nineyear tenure, the school constructed a new wing for the visual and performing arts, a media center—reported to be the most advanced school library in the United States—and a new dining hall, and also completed renovations on existing facilities. Cornelia pioneered a five-year, $35-million capital campaign, Pons Privatus, a revolutionary concept for funding special programs and scholarships for graduating seniors at a public school, and Boston Latin was recognized as a center of educational excellence by the governments of China, Iceland, Ghana, and Turkey. Cornelia now serves as a member of the Commission on American and Independent Schools Abroad and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. • After 22 years in the food industry, Susan Power Gallagher has retired from her position as senior VP of human resources and administration at the Johnson O’Hare Company in Billerica. Susan recently visited Ireland with her two sisters and daughter. • Winifred Loving has written a new children’s book titled My Grandma Loves to Play. It is a rhyming book about playing peekaboo with grandma. Published by Trafford Publishing, the book celebrates family fun, memory making, and the importance of “grandmothering.” • This may be one of my shortest columns ever, so please send me some news. Check out my

John, JD’74, and Patti (Bruni) Keefe celebrated their 40th anniversary in style. Their children conspiratorially announced, “Don’t come in the computer room.” Eventually, Patti and John were invited in to find four different computer screens tuned to a big Skype session, with every member of their clan on screen at the same time. That meant 33 people scattered throughout the world, from Rome, London, Chicago, Houston, and Manhattan, to various Massachusetts locations—a remarkable feat of technological organization! • Pat Thorpe writes from Cooperstown, NY: Her husband, Harold Stults, died in August 2011 after 15 years with Alzheimer’s disease. Her son, Sam Stults (Cornell engineering, 2007), has an exciting career in Los Angeles at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the first privately held company to launch an orbital capsule to the International Space Station.  Sam helped design and oversee construction of the Dragon capsule, which just completed its third successful trip bringing supplies to the ISS. Now an empty nester, Pat enjoys cross-country skiing and, in warmer months, trips with her two sisters (e.g., to Sicily last September and, recently, a road trip to Asheville, NC, and Savannah, GA). For those craving contact with nature, curl up for an afternoon with one or all of her four intriguing books: Everlastings: The Complete Book of Dried Flowers; The American Weekend Garden; America’s Cottage Gardens; and Growing Pains. • Harriet Mullaney joined a six-day human rights educational delegation to Honduras—a journey she describes as “amazing, intense,

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and immensely rewarding.” The intent was to promote accountability by raising U.S. awareness of injustice in Honduras. Her blog report, well worth the read, can be found at http://2013hondurasdelegation.blogspot. com. • Liz Scannell Burke and husband Jack headed to their brand-new cottage on Prince Edward Island for their first summer as retirees. Liz expects to find time for quilting, a hobby she has embraced with zest and beautiful results. I had the chance to visit Liz in the spring; thumbing through her book collection, I found and perused her copy of our 25th reunion book. Your words still ring out as poignant, elegantly written, and deeply thoughtful even after all these years. I particularly enjoyed Carol DeLisi Muratore’s stalwart reminder, in an often relentlessly career-driven world, of the importance of home and family; the late Cathy Flaherty-Vella’s joyous description of life as a perpetual Parisian tourist; and other essays too numerous to mention. Thank you for sharing those thoughts, and best wishes for a terrific summer!

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Correspondent: James R. Macho It is hard to comprehend the tragic events that took place at this year’s Boston Marathon. It truly defies words.  Francis Doyle shares that his daughter Lauren, an emergency physician, treated blast victims at Boston Children’s Hospital. He can be justly proud of her.  • Congratulations to Dennis Doyle, who recently became a grandfather for the first time with the birth of a son to his daughter Meaghan.  • Congratulations also to Tom W. Burke, who celebrated his 39th wedding anniversary in June. • Joseph Maher, JD’75, general counsel of Steward Health Care System in Boston, reports that he was named an In-House Leader by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly, and New England In-House.  • Joe Collins writes: “Classmates Jim Riordan, John Beyer, and I attended the Chaminade High School track reunion in June. We were part of the 1967 team that won the New York City–Long Island Catholic High School Championship. Jim was a half-miler, John was a pole-vaulter, and I ran the quarter mile. More than 100 people attended the reunion, including our former coach Jim Tozar, whom we hadn’t seen in over 40 years.” • It is with sadness that I inform you that John McCarthy passed away on March 16 at his home in Medfield after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; son Brian; daughter Megan ’07; parents John ’45 and Mary Lou; five siblings, including Bill ’74 and his wife, Kathie ’75, and Paula Rhodes ’77; and many nieces and nephews, including Tom McCarthy ’01, Sheila McCarthy ’03, Mike Sullivan ’06, Alison Boyle Sullivan ’07, and Chris Sullivan ’11. A funeral Mass was held in Medfield, and pallbearers included classmates Brian Shaughnessy and Charles Earley. • Please continue to send news of your accomplishments and milestones.

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Correspondent: Melissa Robbins In March, Susan E. Schruth was promoted to VP with Hill International’s Project Management Group in Washington DC. Susan served for more than three decades as a project manager, transit expert, and management consultant, including 22 years for the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA), most recently as associate administrator and earlier as the FTA’s regional administrator. After Newton, Susan earned her MA in government from George Washington University and her JD from Suffolk University. • Mary Lou (Duddy) DeLong was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by Boston College, where for more than 33 years she had served as a leader in numerous roles: as a trustee, development officer, VP and senior VP for University relations—overseeing the successful “Ever to Excel” capital campaign—and, until her retirement last year, as University secretary and VP. She also served as chair of the Sesquicentennial Steering Committee and as senior liaison to the Council for Women of Boston College. Her many colleagues and friends at the University congratulate her— and miss her presence at BC.

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Correspondent: Lawrence Edgar I’ve gotten some more reminders lately of what a remarkable time it was at BC during our college years: There’s another concert by Diana Ross (whom I got to see perform with the Supremes in McHugh Forum in 1969) that’s scheduled for the Hollywood Bowl this summer. Also, I watched Coach Rick Pitino win another national championship in basketball. He played for UMass against the Eagles in 1972 in Roberts Center. By my

count, coaches who were opponents of BC during our college days have won 13 national titles (4 by Mike Krzyzewski, 3 by Bob Knight, and 2 each by Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden, and Pitino). • I had another visit from my double classmate Jack Harrington in April. He was in town for the annual convention of the Risk Management Society, of which he’s the chief financial officer. After the event, Jack and his wife, Cathie, drove to San Diego to visit their daughter Rebecca. • I received a message from Tom DeSimone, telling me about a reunion that he and his classmate friends had last fall. Tom is a partner at WS Development Associates, a Chestnut Hill–based company that develops shopping centers. He and his wife, Midge, hosted friends at the BC–Maryland game, and afterward, at their Swampscott home. Their guests were Jim Brietenfeld, a salesman for Nike, and wife Chris, from Saratoga Springs, NY; Mike Driscoll, a professional musician and music teacher, and wife Laurie, from Amesbury; John Larivee, CEO of Community Resources for Justice, and wife Wendy, from Boston (John’s company, a nonprofit organization, runs programs and services to help paroled convicts reacclimate to society); and Jim Martens, owner of The Bagel Mill in Peterborough, NH, and wife Kathy, from Sharon, NH. • My condolences to Jim Hammond, a retired dentist in Fitchburg, on the death of his twin and our classmate, John Hammond. John, who held a PhD in English from Lehigh University, was a communication consultant. He lived in Medway and is survived by one daughter. Also, condolences to the family of John Haggerty, who was a professor of biochemistry at Quinnipiac University in New Haven, CT. He received his PhD from Dartmouth. John is survived by his wife, Margaret. Finally, we send condolences to the family of Francis Campbell of Hopedale.

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Correspondent: Nancy Brouillard McKenzie Congratulations to Margot Dinneen Wilson, who was recognized by the Wall Street Journal

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class notes as among the “Top 200 Agents in America.” Margot is considered as one of the top real estate professionals in the Greater Washington, Maryland, and Virginia region. • Recently, Maureen Harrington and Maureen Kelly exchanged emails about meeting in Los Angeles. Both are still trying to get together. Maureen Kelly is starting year two of retirement. • In April, Lisa Kirby Greissing and I had lunch with Frances de La Chapelle, RSCJ, while she was in Washington DC at the Stuart Center.  The time together was a joy to talk about the influence of Newton College on our lives. • If you want, follow this link to my letter about Boston published in the Washington Post following the Boston Marathon tragedy:  • My mailboxes—email and USPS—have plenty of room for Newton news. Take care.

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Correspondent: Patricia DiPillo As I write, I am sure many Eagles are planning to return to the “nest” next week for the 40th reunion. The weekend is full of activities and ways to connect and reconnect with old friends and classmates and catch up on all the news. • I do have some sad news to report, however. Eileen Dunne has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She has this message: “It’s quite debilitating, and I’m already in a wheelchair. It’s hard to diagnose, and I was getting it for a year before it was diagnosed. I had fun at my last reunion. I met some old friends I hadn’t seen since the 1970s. Peggy Holland ’74, MA’82, a fellow English major from Arts and Sciences, looked me up recently. She is teaching philosophy at the University of Northern Iowa. Give my best to the Class of 1973. Boston College provided one of the best experiences of my lifetime.” And I am personally saddened to say that Bryan Killian, husband of Julie Coughlan Killian, passed away in February from pancreatic cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you. • Best wishes for a great summer to all of you. Stay healthy and enjoy life.

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Correspondent: Kate Novak Vick Having just returned from our 40th reunion, I can report that it was a wonderful weekend with nearly 40 classmates in attendance. The class dinner in Barat House was the highlight of the weekend. We also had a fascinating panel discussion focused on the tumultuous changes that Newton went through from the late ’50s until our time in the early ’70s. Kathy McDonough Hinderhofer did a great job representing the Class of ’73, and the panel was anchored by our beloved former dean of students, Frances “de La” Chapelle, RSCJ. Here’s the news from some of the attendees. • Peter and Meg Bracken Cherchia have moved to the Boston waterfront. They have a private counseling practice in Milford. Their daughters, Sara and Liz, live in Newton. Liz just got her MSW from BC, and son Paul is in admissions at BU. • Becky Bralla Caplice is in her eighth year as president of the Greenfield Savings Bank and still loving it. Among other things, Becky wonders how long her sons will be on her cellphone plan. (Your correspondent’s reply: My 30-yearold son and 26-year-old daughter are still on my plan. I let them have my upgrades too!) • Maureen Glynn Powers is still practicing law in Rye, NY, and lives part-time in Park City, UT. The youngest two of her four children just graduated from college—one from Columbia, the other from Bucknell. • Christine Hardiman Cristo, MA’86, is at home with her two children. She earned a paralegal certificate from BU in 2011. • Patty Higgins and her family live just four blocks from the Sacred Heart School at 91st Street in New York City, where her daughter, Meredith, graduated in 2010. Meredith just finished her junior year at Trinity College (Hartford) and spent her spring term in London. Patty met up with her in Ireland before Meredith moved on with a great world tour. Patty says she wants to be Meredith! • Betsy Keuthen Downing is the HR director at the Bexar Appraisal District. She now lives in San Antonio after spending several years in Europe. She says her life revolves around

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working and walking. • Lauren Kozay Quintana has retired from her nursing career and is leaving the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for warmer temperatures. • Camilla Lamperell Fenwick is a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch in Providence, RI. • Beth Lill D’Alessandro sends her love from New Jersey, where she teaches history and social studies at an all-boys Catholic high school. • Rita Monahan-Earley and husband Charlie Earley ’71 were at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, cheering for their daughter Kathleen when the bombs went off. Everyone was safe, but she says it was the worst 30 minutes of her life, waiting to hear that Kathleen was fine. Rita’s family vows to return to the Marathon in memory of those who were not so lucky. • Margaret Stanton McBride lives near Chicago and has been a judge in the Illinois courts for over 25 years. She is presently an appellate judge in the First District. Hockey runs in her family: Son Mike is a professional minor-league player, and daughter Barrett plays hockey for Amherst College, where she is a rising senior. • Fran and Kathie Sullivan Murray are still in Rhode Island and recently enjoyed a wonderful trip to Italy. Their youngest son, Brendan, just graduated from Assumption College; he’s been accepted into graduate school but remains undecided on next steps. Son Fran III lives and works in Boston at Chubb, and Patrick lives and works in finance in New York City. • Nancy Warburton DeSisto recently received Maine’s Infant Mental Health Award in recognition of her leadership, commitment, and contributions to infant mental health in the state. • And news from some of those who could not attend: Deborah Ambrose Wismer was sorry to miss the reunion. She is the program manager for executive education at Yale School of Management. Deb and husband David have been married for 27 years and have two children: a son, who is out of college and working, and a daughter, who is a junior at Cornell. They live in Westport, CT. • Bill and Mary Kay Goode Fausey are still living in Newark, OH. Mary Kay has three daughters. She retired from teaching fifth grade last June and now spends lots of time with her four-year-old granddaughter and her parents. • From all of us who made it to the 40th reunion, we’ll be looking for more of you to join us in 2018!

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Correspondent: Patricia McNabb Evans Well, a year from now our 40th(!) reunion will be history. Please consider becoming part of the Reunion Planning Committee. Our meeting schedule has not been finalized as I write this, but past groups have had a lot of fun, and we can always use fresh ideas. If you are interested in being part of the Social Committee or if you cannot attend meetings but have some suggestions to make this reunion the best ever, please email me ASAP! Thank you! • I wish I had a lot of good news to share, but not this time around. I know that people all over the world were shocked by the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings in April. Two of the spectators who were seriously injured were the son and daughter-

in-law of our classmate Deborah Barrett Downes and her husband, Brian: Patrick ’05, who was a teacher at the Gifford School in Weston, and his wife, Jess, a nurse at MGH. They are an amazing couple with a wonderful family. Please contact me if you want more information about their progress and how you can help. You can also post notes to Patrick and Jess online at www.giveforward. com/fundraiser/ygf1/helpforpatandjess. • I am also sorry to pass on news of the deaths of three of our classmates since the beginning of the year. Richard Newman, of Lowell, died in January. He was a beloved special education teacher and class advisor to many students at North Shore Technical High School. Donna D’Agostino of Fresh Meadows, NY, passed away in February. She was an artist and teacher. Michael Wallace of Ledyard, CT, also died in February. Michael was a well-known carpenter, builder, and real estate agent. All three of these members of the class leave large, extended families and many friends; please keep them all in your prayers. • Please take care of yourself, and send me some good news!

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NC 1974 reunion year Correspondent: Beth Docktor Nolan Hurrah! Thanks to Beth Carroll, BarbaraAnne Cagney, and Marion Flynn, (and Google), there is news to share in this issue. Beth and her husband, John Myers, live in Connecticut. They also have a house on a lake in Vermont that has been their “fixer-upper” project for the past few years and has become their pride and joy for year-round activities. They both spent many years selling software to financial services companies. Beth is now a subject-matter expert/IT project manager for an annuity company in Dallas but works from home in Connecticut. Since Beth’s husband is from England, they frequently visit the U.K., where John’s daughter and her two children live. Beth and John also coauthored a book several years ago about their cocker spaniel, Rocky, after he was diagnosed with lymphoma. During the year Rocky was treated at the New England Veterinary Oncology Group in Waltham, they became acutely aware of the rampant spread of cancer in pets and the cost of treatment that can be prohibitive for many pet owners. So after Rocky died, they wrote his autobiography, describing how he trained them (not vice versa). All proceeds from the book go to a nonprofit fund to help pet owners who cannot afford cancer care treatments for their dogs. Rocky lives on in spirit at www. Beth keeps in touch with Patty Waters Ellis, who lives in Newton Centre with husband Nate and has three grown children. She also hears from her roomie Nina Hudner Beitman, who lives in Southern California with husband Harty and has a grown son. • Class condolences are sent to Barbara-Anne “BA” Cagney on the death of her father last December at age 91. BA writes that Sr. de La Chapelle has retired and moved on from Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, but BA is going strong after 33 years there! Also, BA met up with Maureen O’Halloran, RSCJ, JD’90, at a Stuart board meeting. BA continues to coordinate

Trenton’s Saturday soup kitchen program, Loaves and Fishes. No surprise that she has a plethora of loving family members, including her mother, a grandniece named after Dorothy Day, and a nephew at West Point. Barbara-Anne wrote that the school cook calls her “Ba,” and I enjoyed remembering how the late Diane Tanguay Prokop called her “Ba” too. • Marion Flynn sent an email regarding a woman who was inquiring about the deaconate at her parish. Marion is involved with sponsoring parish speakers, including scholar-author Phyllis Zagano. When Marion met Phyllis, she “tossed Pat Byrne’s name around, and Phyllis was duly impressed.” Phyllis was not the only one. Marion writes that Pat “joined Harvard Divinity School as administrative dean in 2010. Pat served for the last 14 years as VP for administration and planning at Wellesley College. Prior to that, also at Wellesley, she held the roles of executive assistant to the president and VP for planning. Her previous work includes service as executive director of the Cambridge Partnership for Public Education, executive assistant to the president and director of public affairs for Lesley University, deputy director of the Governor’s Office of Educational Affairs, and administrative roles at the University of Massachusetts. Pat holds an MEd from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.” • I am so grateful for the emails from Beth, BA, and Marion. Now it’s time for you to email me too.

and husband Paul ’74 are the proud parents of three successful children. Son Michael is a CFP with Marino, Stram & Associates and lives in South Boston. Matthew ’07, JD’11, is an attorney with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and enjoys living in the North End. Daughter Kristen is a compliance specialist with Windhaven Investment Management and also lives in South Boston. Mary and Paul enjoyed a recent get-together with Chris ’74, JD’77, and Jayne (Saperstein) Mehne; Bob and Judy Rainha Whitney MEd’87; Dana and Karen Maguire Reaves; and Jeff and Tricia (Jordan) Graeber. Tricia and Jeff are enjoying their two-yearold grandson; his proud parents are Justin and Kelly. The Graebers’ son Ryan and his wife, Erin, will be living in Malawi for the next two years, and their third son, Adam, just completed his first year at USUHS, the armed services medical college in Bethesda, MD. Tricia and Jeff attended his white coat ceremony in Bethesda. They are now hoping to put together a small trip in the fall to celebrate their birthdays. • I wish you all good health and great times! Please continue to send in your class news.

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On April 13, at Conte Forum, Vincent Quealy, Jayne Saperstein Mehne, and yours truly paid tribute to BC’s Sesquicentennial through the Helping Hands Service Project. We joined fellow BC alumni, parents, families, and friends to work together to package 191,934 meals for families in Burkina Faso, Africa. • Richard Zembruski, MSW’80, and his partner, Brenda Noe, are planning to join Don and Marilyn (Kullmann) Russo in LA for the BC–USC game in September. Rich tells me he is hoping to visit the tailgate of a USC alumnus he met in San Francisco at the Emerald Bowl Game in 2009; he plans to return the favor when USC comes to Boston. Rich is looking forward to his first visit to the historic LA Memorial Coliseum, site of the inaugural Super Bowl, two Olympic Games, and a World Series. Rich attended his first Laetare Sunday Mass and breakfast and enjoyed the camaraderie of alumni of many classes. He was pleased with Coach Steve Addazio’s rousing talk on his philosophies on family, religion, and winning football. • Tom Cannon’s oldest son, Thomas, is going to be a freshman at West Virginia University this fall, and his youngest son, Robert, will enter Seton Hall Prep in West Orange, NJ. Tom is still in the real estate business and is doing pro bono domestic violence legal work in New York City. Tom is saddened, as we all are, by the untimely death of a dear friend, Eddie Morgan ’76. • Mary Peters Cammarata is heading to Ireland for a longawaited family trip and is looking forward to touring Killarney, Galway, and Dublin. Mary

Alas, more bells tolling! Stephen P. Bancroft passed away on November 13, 2012, at his home in South Dartmouth after a brief illness. At BC he earned his degree in political science and economics; he went on to earn his law degree from Suffolk Law School and became an assistant district attorney to start a 30-yearplus legal career in the New Bedford area. An avid sailor and mariner, he loved the waters of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, calling them “my backyard.” He also loved history and reading, while winters found him skiing throughout New England with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Vicki Abbott Bancroft, and two children, Scott Arthur and Kimberley Denise, as well as his mother and three sisters: Carol Verrochi, Diane Zuspan ’80, and Laurie Mandly ’85. Per his wishes, burial was at sea. • On November 14, 2012, Robert Contaldi  of Stratford, CT, died from natural causes. Born in Bridgeport, he was a proud graduate of Fairfield Prep and at BC earned his BS in biology. Bob received his medical degree from UConn in 1980 and practiced psychiatry for 15 years in New York City. He most recently resided in Austin, TX. An accomplished pianist, he loved music, especially jazz. He is survived by three siblings. • Edward Morgan  passed away on January 30. A resident of Quincy, he earned his BS in general management from BC. He is survived by three siblings and their progeny. • Richard “Flash” Kolbusz  of Holyoke died on February 8. Like Jumpin’ Jack, he was born in a crossfire hurricane— named Edna—and he passed away during

class notes Blizzard Nemo. A graduate of Holyoke Catholic High School, he left BC armed with a degree in accounting. He worked for nearly 30 years as a data analyst and computer programmer for the Hartford Insurance Group. He loved animals, sports, cooking, and music, playing piano, accordion, and guitar. He was, aptly, an official weather spotter! He is survived by his wife, Renee Cadran Kolbusz; a sister, Sandra; a niece; and a nephew. • Clem Taylor coproduced a 60 Minutes piece titled “Joy in the Congo,” which tells the story of the only all-black symphony orchestra in the world, the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Last March, it received a Peabody  Award. Congratulations, Clem! • Here’s wishing all a wonderful summer! Take five to drop a line, and God bless! 

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Correspondent: Julie Butler Evans “Oh, What a Night” sang the Four Seasons along with a ballroom full of our classmates celebrating our 35th anniversary on Saturday evening, June 1. And what a terrific night it was. There were lots of squeals and hugs and handshaking as we all reconnected and, in some cases, connected for the first time since our days at the Heights. Here is some of the information your intrepid class reporter was able to uncover. • Tom Tweedy is in his second term as mayor of the village of Floral Park, NY. Tom is married to Maryann (Apicella) ’77, and their daughter Caitlin graduated from BC in 2009. Pat McGrath, Julie (Crisafulli) Brown, and Elaine Bianco told me a bit about a pre-reunion party they attended, hosted by Marty ’77 and Nancy (Stevens) Galligan. • In a previous column, I mentioned that while driving through my town of New Canaan, CT, I was behind a car bearing New York license plates that read “BC 78.” Well, the mystery owner of the plates came forward at the reunion: Jan Pasquale of South Salem, NY, who told me he is “never giving them up.” While catching up with Rich O’Meara and talking about my favorite place on earth, Jackson Hole, he said that every year a large group of guys gets together for a ski trip, usually hosted and coordinated by Bill McKiernan. The ski-trip buddies include Rick Scheller, Kevin McLaughlin, Paul Murphy, Jay Pingeton, Peter Van Camp, Jerry Mahoney, Tad Waldbauer, Ed Logue, and John Theiss. The gang has been in Park City, Aspen, Vail, Deer Valley, and of course the best ski resort of all, Jackson Hole. • I also spent some time talking with roommates John Discenza and Rick O’Neil from Mod 10A. John said that five out of the six Mod-mates were getting together later in June, and he would fill me in on their shenanigans for the next issue of Boston College Magazine. • I received an email prior to the reunion from Robert “Scoop” Okell,

who lives in New Jersey. After graduation, Scoop spent two years in the Peace Corps and did some graduate work in Vermont; he then began working for the U.S. Department of Labor, which he is still doing. Very sadly, his wife of 28 years died last August, leaving him a single parent of an 18-year-old son with Asperger’s. He nevertheless sounded upbeat and says “hello” to all. • Lastly, Joyce Gallagher Sullivan, one of my 8A Mod-mates, is proud to announce not only the marriage of her daughter Courtney on June 22, but also the publication of Courtney’s third novel, The Engagements. Courtney’s pen name is J. Courtney Sullivan, and she is also the author of Commencement and Maine. And, not fer nuthin’, but the “J” is for “Julie” (insert happy face icon). • Now, keep those emails coming!

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Correspondent: Peter J. Bagley I hope you all are doing well. • Michael Herlihy has just published his first novel, The Shelf Life of Joy. • Ken Pierce lives in Cape Elizabeth, ME, with his wife, Kathleen O’Connor Pierce ’80, and sons Matty, Class of 2016, and Will. Ken is a past president of the Alumni Association (2006–2008). He is practicing law in Portland at Monaghan Leahy, and Kathleen sells real estate with Coldwell Banker in Cape Elizabeth.  • On a personal note, my son Danny ’07 married Shaelyn Dolan ’09 at Boston College on September 14. Dan is an IT manager for Sovereign Bank New England, and Shaelyn is a manager at a publishing firm in Boston. The couple reside in South Boston. • Please join our Class of 1979 Facebook page! • Have a great summer, and please send me some news!

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Correspondent: Michele Nadeem April was a busy month for Mike Bower: On April 9, he was elected to the Board of Selectmen in Framingham after serving five years on the Framingham School Committee, and at his first meeting, was elected clerk of the board. Less than a week later, he was among more than 28,000 runners participating in the 2013 Boston Marathon. Mike writes: “Unfortunately, my race was stopped with .7 miles to go by the bombing at the finish line on Boylston Street. The Boston Athletic Association has since awarded me an official finish time of 4:34. I look forward to running in the 2014 marathon in memory of those who died this year!” • I received a kind note from Chris Simmons, remembering Billy Mahoney, who passed away on April 30 of pancreatic cancer. Chris writes: “Billy was truly a special person—a great entrepreneur, a charitable soul, a loving husband and father, and a classmate and friend we will never forget. The last time I saw him was at Dick Jennings’s funeral, ‘on his way’ to Australia to visit his daughter.” • Maripat Cupper Hensel now lives in Portland, OR. She says she rarely gets back to Boston but appreciates 62 class notes

connecting via email. • Mike Murphy and his wife, Julia Hagan (Santa Clara ’79), continue to enjoy biking on the West Coast. Last summer included an epic trip down the length of the Oregon Coast. They also enjoy the more leisurely pedaled Cape Cod Rail Trails every summer. • Steve Daley reports that after 30 years in the computer industry, he moved to Cape Cod permanently 12 years ago and, in 2006, started a new business venture, Cape Cod Retractable Awnings Screens-N-Shutters, covering the South Shore, the Cape, and the islands. Last year, they installed a retractable motorized screen at the beautiful new Scituate home of classmate Rob Griffin. Steve and his wife, Sarah LaGambina Daley ’81, are the proud parents of three grown children: Michael, Caitlin, and Tim, who will be graduating from  college  in 2014. “And then the college bills will end,” writes Steve. He’d love to hear from 1980 classmates if you’re on the Cape or in Mashpee.

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Correspondent: Alison Mitchell McKee Congratulations to Meg McGrory Kelleher on receiving the John J. Griffin Sr. ’35, H’72, Alumni Association Award presented to an outstanding volunteer who has shown exceptional leadership and dedication to the mission of Boston College! Meg is a member of the Council for Women of Boston College and a mentor for the BC Connections program. She also served on our 30th Reunion Committee. Meg was recognized at the Distinguished Volunteer Tribute Dinner in June. • Ron Rescigno recently surfaced in Basking Ridge, NJ. Ron is a physician at New Jersey Medical School, where he specializes in ophthalmology, specifically uveitis (he is only one of two such specialists in the state) and ocular trauma. He has trained over 100 residents in ophthalmology. His son is a junior at BC, and Ron is often at the Heights for football and hockey games. • Daryl Madden is the author of On a Bench of Wood: Reflections of God’s Grace (Liguori, 2012), a collection of poetic prayers and brief reflections on topics ranging from surrender and brokenness to love and hope. Daryl serves as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion at his parish of St. Thomas à Becket in Reston, VA. The father of three grown children, he resides with his wife in Leesburg. • The Animal Cuppers were at it again in May, this time at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. The hard-core contingent of Jim Gorga, ringleader Greg Clower, Brett Kellam, and Phil Murray participated in “Animal Cup 7.5” (not an officially sanctioned cup since there were only four participants!). It was “real man golf”—90 holes in three days, including a round on the venerable Pinehurst No. 2 course, the site of the 2014 U.S. Open. There was plenty of wagering, with most money being won by Gorga and lost by Clower! As always, the cup event was replete with tradition and friendship. Jim writes: “Though our fellow BC brethren who were unable to attend were sorely missed, it was a wonderfully unique opportunity to spend time with close friends over a long weekend, catch up, and reminisce about old

times while laughing hysterically and making new memories. We’re already looking forward to a rematch next year!” Stay tuned for more Animal Cup updates! • Mary Ann Calnan, a Boston lawyer and a Good Samaritan, was singled out in newspaper articles and on network television for her acts of kindness toward an Australian family in the hours immediately following the Boston Marathon bombings. Mary, you are our hero!

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Correspondent: Mary O’Brien Gregory Rossi wanted to update us on the Grey house “guys.” Greg is the manager of a Hilton hotel in Houston and resides in Sugar Land, TX, with his wife of 22 years, Beth, and their son Evan, who is a high school sophomore. Greg says since he was last in touch, none of his friends have moved or begun a new job, so he sent along some news about their children. Joey and Kim (Mays) Kropf live in Burlington, VT, where Joey’s dental practice is successful. Their son Mason attends the University of New Hampshire and just finished his sophomore year. Their other son, Quinn, is about to start his sophomore year at BC.  Sam Flemister lives in Rochester, NY, with wife Monique. Sam’s surgical practice is doing well, and he is also teaching and lecturing. Son Nick plays baseball at St. John Fisher College where he is a junior, and daughter Sydney recently graduated from high school.  Brian Lynch lives in Atlanta with his wife, Lynn. Their son Kevin attends the University of Georgia, where he plays lacrosse; Patrick is a junior in high school; and Sean is in the eighth grade. David Fitzsimmons lives in the St. Louis area with wife Sheila and works for Visa. His eldest son, Timothy, works for a school system in the St. Louis area; daughter Erin is a sophomore at Missouri State; and son Patrick is a freshman in high school. Ricky Vanderslice has his own medical practice in Hilton Head, SC, where he lives with his wife, Joni. He has two daughters: Sarah is in eighth grade, and Grace is in seventh grade. Gary McDonough works in New York City as the managing director of syndicated finance for Mizuho. He and wife Cathy live in Glen Rock, NJ. Their son, Andrew, is a junior at the University of Chicago; daughter Ellen is a freshman at Holy Cross (Cathy’s alma mater); and their younger daughter, Mary, is a junior in high school. Jack Kelley lives in Stamford, CT.  Jack is in the enviable position of just hanging since he decided to take time off from the rat race (his decision) after spending years working in New York City’s financial district. Jack’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter Lexi, a sophomore in high school, started a website: Check it out.

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Correspondent: Cynthia J. Bocko I hope everyone who attended Reunion had a blast! Some have claimed it was the best

reunion so far. A comment made after the festivities expressed it best: “It reminds me how much I truly miss all the people I saw last night. Fabulous time, fabulous weekend, far too short.” And Richard Downey reports: “Reunion Weekend brought out a great group from our class! There were two well-attended parties: On Friday night, about 100 people showed up at West End Johnnie’s (replacing the now closed Purple Shamrock) for a prereunion bash, and close to 400 showed up for the official class party at Corcoran Commons.” Please send me any reunionrelated updates for the next column. • John Lakin writes: “I was elected to a six-year term in 2012 as a circuit court judge in the Sarasota-Bradenton area—it’s a great job after 10 years of practice in Boston and 13 years in Florida. My twin brother, Kenneth Lakin, is practicing in Methuen and lives in Lexington. I have a daughter, who is a vocal performance (opera) major at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and a son, who is a junior at Bayshore High School in Bradenton, FL. I will not be able to make it up for the 30th reunion—30 years, where did the time go? Have fun and enjoy! If you see attorney Dan Tracy from our class, send my best to him from sunny Sarasota!” • I also heard from Raymond Rapoza, who writes:  “After spending just about all my time since graduation in the Providence, RI, area, my wife and I have relocated to Mobile, AL. I will continue to work as an associate VP/investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors in its Mobile office.  My wife is originally from the South and wishes to be closer to her mother, and we have two daughters both attending the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, so the timing was right.  Layson is Class of 2014, and Emily is Class of 2016.  My wife is also an alumna of Alabama (1982). Both girls are members of the Pi Beta Phi  sorority, as was their mother (they’re legacies!). So while I will always be saying, ‘Go, Eagles!’ in my heart, I have to now say, ‘Roll Tide, roll!’ If anyone from our class is in the Mobile area, look me up! My contact info is raymond.rapoza@” • The Class of 1983 lost a good friend recently with the sudden death of Ted Maloy on January 15.  Ted had lived in Wakefield. He leaves his wife, Debbie; son Sean; and daughter Kelly. • Siobhan Murphy  is now a certified talent champion supporting leaders in career transition with a new program called Take Charge of Your Talent. She’s also joined the board of Bridges Academy in West Islip, a private K–8 school on the South Shore of Long Island. 

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Correspondent: Carol A. McConnell Greetings! • J.P. Hansen is having a sensational year. In May, Reader’s Digest Books republished the second edition of his book, The Bliss List: Discover What Truly Makes You Happy—Then Land Your Dream Job, and an audio version was also released. Then the June issue of Reader’s Digest published a 10-page feature article about the book and individual life coaching and detailed how J.P. helped four individuals find bliss in their

lives. In January, J.P.’s other book, Pink Slips and Glass Slippers, a novel that started as a dare, reached No. 1 as the most downloaded book on Amazon. For more on J.P., visit • Last December, Gary Presto obtained his Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gerontology Aging Services Management from UMass, Boston, with honors and a 3.9 GPA. Gary is on track for the eventual attainment of a master’s degree in the program, but at this time, balancing work, health, and his ongoing responsibilities as sole adult caregiver for his elderly parent takes precedence. Gary recently reached his 10th year working at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, where he is a senior academic associate to the dean of the Mathematics, Behavioral and Social Sciences division. • Apprentice House Publishing, based in Loyola University Maryland, has released Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, by our classmate Jay Sullivan. The book tells the story of BC alums teaching in Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1980s as part of the BC International Volunteer Program. The story centers on Alpha Boys School where Jay lived for two years, helping a small group of Mercy Sisters care for 250 Jamaican boys. Jay’s book is available on Amazon, at the BC bookstore, and at • That’s all the news I’ve received. Hope to hear from you for the next column.

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Correspondent: Barbara Ward Wilson Hello, Class of 1985! Well I am sad to say that I started this column with a totally empty slate: no notes. So naturally, I turned to Google and found out all sorts of things.  Did you know that there is a Class of 1985 Facebook page? With 137 likes, it is clearly a lot more popular than my email box. I also found a list of famous Boston College grads on Wikipedia; just three members of our class are listed: David Smalley, rock musician; Doug Flutie, NFL, CFL, and USFL quarterback; and Steve Strachan, NFL running back.  Perhaps we can work as a group to get more of our famous classmates listed on Wikipedia.  • I am finishing up on a short retirement; I left my job in November 2012 and have enjoyed a nice break from working. I start back at work in the fall, when I will be running a leasing division of Wells Fargo Bank. It will be a nice change from my recent years in the CFO role, and after a year off, the closets in my house are clutter-free and I am ready to go back to work! • Please drop me a note—and work on the famous BC’85ers on Wikipedia! I hope to make our next column a bit more fun.

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Correspondent: Leenie Kelley I hope everyone is ready for an awesome summer and has had an enjoyable spring. • Congratulations to one of BC’s epic tailgaters, Bob Duran, who won first prize in the First

class notes Annual Chili Classic in Connecticut! He has been bringing his award-winning chili to games for years—who knew he was a famous chef?! • Paul Harrington wrote to say that Class of ’86ers Frank Mitchell, Mike Donegan, Tim Genirs, R.J. McMahon, Peter Allen, and Jim Davey all traveled to Myrtle Beach to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style and on the fairways. Rumor has it that Mike and R.J. ended up buying the dinners after the golf was over. A “hole in one” for both Mike and R.J.? It is great to hear from you and to see that the gang is still all together and having a blast. Let’s plan a 1986 golf reunion— Keyes vs. Duchesne? • Thanks for the notes, and please keep them coming! If anyone has any news about our ’86ers, just drop it in the mailbag, and it will appear in the next issue. • Go, BC!

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Correspondent: Catherine Stanton Schiff Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all well. As for our column, hmm—not so much; unfortunately there is no news to share this quarter. Please take a moment to email me at catherine87@, even if it’s something small—we all like to stay in touch. Thank you in advance!

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Correspondent: Rob Murray So I’m back at work after a weekend that was way too short and yet something few of us could handle another night of. The 25th reunion of the Class of 1988 was full of laughs and reminiscing, with a little bit of talking about people who didn’t show up. Don’t worry, it was all good—you were missed, that’s all. In fact, a good number of folks could only spend one night; they were dealing with family life, which included a lot of graduating children. Now I’m terrified to think that before our 30th reunion, I’ll be reporting the birth of grandchildren. Don’t look at me to win that race! • Campus is looking good: There is a brand-new building, Stokes Hall, where part of the Dustbowl used to be. The name may stick to what is left, but the hard gray dirt of the Dustbowl has been replaced by a finely manicured lawn and terraced walls that I wish I had a chance to relax on! We also found ourselves explaining to some recent grads that while these wide, softly rising stairs do go up to a building named Higgins, these are not the Higgins Steps. The old Higgins Steps had fewer mini-plazas and bonsai trees. • There was a lobster bake Friday night, open to all classes, and a scheduled after-party and a whole slew of morning lectures on Saturday. I’d love to hear how they were, since it was all too easy to stay in the dorms and catch up with classmates. Drinks and food appeared, and then it was 3 a.m. It was as if Senior Week had been extended for one more night. I remain astonished at how easily we revert to our old selves when we get together! For the record, it’s only at BC that I feel comfortable

walking uninvited into other people’s places just because I hear music playing inside. It’s also nice to see that the Newton/Upper Divide is becoming more of a Red Sox/Mets Divide after almost 30 years. Maybe it was because 25 is an important number, and it’ll be back to McElroy for the 30th, but this year’s selection of O’Neill Plaza for the main dinner dance was genius. Most of the cold granite paving was gone, replaced by nice green grass. After the scorching day, the evening cooled down nicely, and newly refurbished Gasson Hall shone in the night sky. It was a mostly dressy evening, despite some forgetting to pick up their suits at the cleaners after the 20th reunion. Our era’s music was the envy of younger classes, though unlike the “Motown 25” special, few wowed the crowd by doing the Moonwalk—we were all too busy running into old friends! • Sorry if this update is all about my experience. I only have 600 words to describe 6,000 moments. Naming names would be impossible, so I’ll end with a few declarative statements that will sum up the weekend for the many I shared it with: The Spanish cure the world’s finest ham. Massachusetts produces excellent beer and wine. The long version of “Funkytown” is even better. MaryAnn’s continued operation defies logic. Um, O’Neill Library is not a new building. The silver pens we got work especially well on checks! Some of us are very lucky that Gerard Phelan ’85 caught that ball when we were freshman and not seniors in high school. I appreciate everyone’s nice feedback on this column, and I’m lucky to have shared college with such a great group of people.

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1989 reunion year

Correspondent: Andrea McGrath Reunion fever is clearly starting to build! As I write this update, the Class of ’88 is just celebrating theirs, and the updates/ conversations that I’m starting to hear from folks continually focus on our upcoming 25th reunion! Can you believe it? If you haven’t already, I would encourage you to register for the BC Alumni Portal (on the Alumni Association’s home page) at http:// It will become a central (and easy) source of connecting with classmates, sharing updates, and making reunion plans! Here are a few updates (posted online as well)! Enjoy! And start thinking of a return to campus in May 2014! • In January, Katie Allan Zobel (kzobel@communityfoundation. org) began a new role as president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Katie is no stranger to the foundation, where she has served as VP of philanthropic services, jointly with Kristin Leutz, for the previous decade. Katie earlier worked at WGBY public television in Springfield as director of annual giving and at Amherst College as director of its alumni fund. • Paula Blute Ebben was recently promoted to evening anchor at WBZ-TV in Boston, where she coanchors the CBS station’s 5 p.m. newscast. She writes that she and her husband, Bill Ebben ’87, recently celebrated their 23rd anniversary and are thrilled that their daughter Caroline, the second of their 64 class notes

four children, will be a freshman at BC in the fall. Paula enjoys keeping in touch with classmates and is looking forward to seeing many friends at the 25th reunion next May! • Seth Hamed ( writes in to say that he’s planning to rally the BC’89 crew in the Baltimore and Washington DC areas to join his family, and the families of Kevin Brennan and Chris Gillespie, for the football game on November 23 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving), when BC will play the University of Maryland at College Park. Feel free to contact Seth if you’d like to join!

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Correspondent: Missy Campbell Reid Thanks to all for your updates this quarter— keep them coming! I know many of us enjoy getting our BC alumni magazine and finding out what our classmates have been up to.  If you have never sent news for our column, this is the perfect opportunity to participate! • Christine Conry Flynn has worked at Beth Israel for 24 years, since she was a nursing assistant as a junior at Boston College.  I have been told by many people that she is a fabulous maternity nurse! Speaking of babies, Chris and husband Kevin have a new “baby,” a mini labradoodle named Charley! He joins his human siblings, Brendan (14), Aidan (12), and Caitlin (7). My family recently got a puppy as well (yellow Lab Lily), and it truly is like having a newborn all over again! • Chuck Clapton has started a new job.  After 17 years as a congressional staffer, he accepted a position in January as a partner with the DC–based law firm Hogan Lovells, where he works in the health and legislative groups. Chuck, his wife, Erin, and son Tommy (4), live in Alexandria, VA. • Greg Montana; Karen, his wife of 16 years; and their two daughters and son (ages 14, 8, and  12), now live in Jacksonville, FL. Greg was recruited from Bank of America in Charlotte, NC, to become chief risk officer of Fidelity National Information Services, a global provider of banking and payments technologies. The whole family has settled in well in Jacksonville since they arrived last summer. They are enjoying the warmth (both the friendliness and the weather) of their new southern city and welcome visitors on their way to points farther south!

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Correspondent: Peggy Morin Bruno Thank you for your notes! I asked—and I received! You’re the best! I have saved a few for the next issue. I hope you will understand! • It is with great sadness that I share the following from Bridget Matthews-Kane: Cara Alexander Kealy, MA’95, passed away in January after a 13-year battle with breast cancer. Tragically, Cara was predeceased by her husband, Sean ’90, who suffered a heart attack in 2011. Cara and Sean had two amazing children, Harrison

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class notes (13) and Declan (9), who have remained strong and hold on to the memories of their parents. Cara also leaves her mother and sister, both of Gainesville, FL. Cara’s legacy will live on not only in her family, but also in the work she did for her children’s school, her advocacy for other cancer patients, and her success as a top-grossing real estate agent in Westchester County. She will be greatly missed by her roommates Carol Dowling Donnelly, Molly Kelly Edmondson MAT’93, Marnie Cameron Hoolahan, Mary Eileen Lambesis Kungl, Bridget Matthews-Kane, and Amy Smith. Many thanks to classmates who attended the services: Dave Blessing, Kevin Brady, Paul Curtin, Allison Kopicki, Matt McLaughlin, Jeff Nelson, Anne Marie and Harry Patz, Sue Warren Ramsey, Claudia Balzer Scott-Hansen, George Skabardonis, and Matt True. Other Eagles attending included Billy Cotter ’90, Chip Dempsey ’88, Julie Kelly-Detwiler ’82, Paul Edmondson ’90, Kevin Hoolahan ’92, Bill Luby ’88, Jim Meehan ’90, and Eric Tveit ’88. As Cara’s boys love to hear stories about their parents, a memory book is being created for them. People wishing to send anecdotes about Cara and Sean can send submissions to • In April, Douglas M. Able III was selected as the new athletics director of the Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore; he will assume the post in July. Also active in civic activities, Douglas currently serves on the boards of Catholic Charities and The Leadership, a program of the Greater Baltimore Committee. He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two young sons. • Jennifer Ament Moeller has served as Door County (WI) Family Court commissioner and register in probate in Door County, WI, since February 2011.  Court commissioners in Wisconsin are court officials who fulfill duties similar to those of judges. While most cases she hears are in family matters such as divorce and paternity, Jennifer also assists with a variety of criminal and civil cases in courts and oversees administrative items such as budgeting and courtroom technology. • Carol Finklehoffe is still in sunny Miami. She has joined Leesfield & Partners, a plaintiff personal injury law firm handling cases throughout the state of Florida. She was recently certified as a specialist in admiralty and maritime law and serves as chair of the cruise lines committee of the Maritime Law Association. • Kim LaBarbiera-Paschall and husband Rob accepted a two- to five-year diplomatic post with the U.S. embassy in London, where they moved in January. Kim will be working for an investment bank in the Canary Wharf section of the city. Kim and Rob are both training for the October Marathon in Amsterdam. They are expecting visits from Kim’s BC roommates Jessica Prata Miller, Jane (Ngara) Pearson, Ana (Quadros) Johnson ’92, Annie (Mallick) Junge ’92, and Nicole Tufo Pirnie. Kim was also able to connect with roommate Tish O’Toole, who is a veterinarian and lives in Dublin. • Lt. Col. Sean Salene is stationed in Tampa with the U.S. Central Command. After graduating with honors from the Marine Corps War College in Quantico, VA, last year, Sean moved his family to the Sunshine State—and he does not miss the winter weather.  He travels to DC from time to time for work and takes every opportunity to visit with his old BCRFC friends and teammates Heming Nelson and Robert “DJ” Simon. Both have

children under two—Heming has twin boys; DJ, a daughter—so their nights out are a lot shorter these days!

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Correspondent: Katie Boulos Gildea Happy summer to everyone! Thanks to those who sent in their updates. Please let me know your latest personal and professional news so it can be shared with your classmates. Thank you! • Annie (Landfield) Greig and husband Grant welcomed a daughter, Lillian Parker, on January 31. Lillian joins her big sister, Evie (4). Annie and her family live in Seattle, where she owns an environmental consulting firm. • Elizabeth (Isacco) Perkins and husband Jason are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Jessica, on March 7. They live in New York City, where Elizabeth is a partner at Glenview Capital Management. • Erica and Al Riviezzo welcomed their second daughter, Isabella, on May 3. She joins big sister Francesca (2). After living in Washington DC and New York, Al and Erica now reside in Westwood, MA. Al is senior VP/market manager at Fidelity Investments. • Dina Strada-Viola is manager of special events and communications at DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. She loves her job because she has the opportunity to meet lots of interesting people, and she manages spectacular events for the studio. Dina and husband Jonathan are the proud parents of Logan (3). • Eric and Ceci (Finley) Waguespack live in Baton Rouge, LA. Ceci is in private practice as a social worker, and she and Eric have four children: Joe (14), Angelle (12), Cecile (10), and Charlotte (6). • Karen “Kaz” (Ziemba) Stone and husband Tommy live in Marietta, GA. They welcomed daughter Amelia on December 30, 2011. Amelia joins big siblings Adley (9) and Henry (8). After teaching for 14 years, Karen recently quit her job to stay home and take care of baby Amelia. • In June, Rob Gaeta graduated from Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, with a doctor of osteopathic medicine. An Army captain, Rob is now beginning internal medicine residency training at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, GA. Before medical school, Rob was a combat medic sergeant in Operation Iraqi Freedom and in the Army Reserves while also attending San Diego State University and concurrently serving as an Ocean Lifeguard I for the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Upon graduating from BC, Rob had become a U.S. Navy deep-sea diver, and he served for 10 years in fleet diving and explosive ordnance disposal and onboard Navy amphibious units.

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Correspondent: Laura Beck What an amazing reunion, eh? Never been prouder to be part of BC’93. We had over 475 classmates and 100 brave spouses on Saturday night. Christina Galmiche Sliwa, 66 class notes

MBA’00, and Chrissy Diffley Regan did a fantastic job leading a great committee to beat our fundraising goal. Mike Fee, with Marco Pace, put together an awesome video of our years at the Heights with amazing, hilarious photos. Liz Cook Byrne planned a great Friday night at Ned Devine’s, where Randy Vera, MA’98, and Mike McAuliffe played, with Doug Schobel joining in for a song. Gary Gulman disappeared right when we tried to drag him on stage, and Bostonian Simon Kho hid in the crowd, to avoid getting called up. At the 25th, we’ll get Craig Finn and Tom Malec, MBA’08, up there! Our youngest Friday night attendee was Terry Cullerton’s sweet sixth baby. Six. Awesome! My happiest hug from a friend I hadn’t seen in 20 years: John Gilboy, representing the Keyes North basement along with Sal Tollis JD’00, Ray Alvarez, Matt Groves (sorry I didn’t get to say hi to you or Julie Buckley Groves), Mark Streeter, and Pete Ainsworth with his wife of 22(!) years, Treseanne. • On Saturday, we also celebrated 20 years of bar golf, Beth Connell Green’s original idea. While we had well over 200 at peak, in past years, it’s been a small group holding up the tradition: Mike Greene, Dan Walsh, Mazen Yacoub, honorary BC’93er Brad Ewald, Bill Meehan, Tiffany Juliani Zides MA’94, Mike Pouliot, and spouses. This year, there were over 70, including Ned Roseberry, Jason Underwood, Paul Bureau, Dave Smartt, Blane Walter, Jeremy MEd’94 and Teresa (Rohner) Whitaker, Meghan McDonnell Ellis, Anil Joseph, Mike Trabulsi, Noah Pusey, Kim “Scout” Flynn, Mario Palermo, Laurie Bertolacci, Jim and Lesley (Breaud) Mugford, Kelly Moran Heath, Stacy Eberlein Meyer, Erin McElroy Barker, Dilip Paliath, Claresa Mandola, Kathleen Haley, Deirdre McCaffrey, Christina Martin, Beth McBride DiLauri, Anne Trenkle Schaefer, Michelle Wright Bucaria, Nick Arrigo, Ali Gianinno, and so many others heeding the whistle. We needed Vic Ianno and Mike Ascione there as a tribute for truly starting the BC’93 tradition with the Valentine’s Day pub crawl of 1993. If you loved the 20th and don’t want to wait until the 25th, join us every first Saturday of June, at Tia’s at 2 p.m. We’ll keep bar golf going forever! • Saturday night flew by way too fast. Rob Carroll, Maura Kelly, Anna Fabian, George Hahn, Karina Alberto Adourian, Bill Smith, John Horan, Tara Medeiros Oliveto, Molly Carroll, Kathy Harney, and Ann Stanitski Stachowicz were there, but I never got to say hi. I’m sure everyone has many of those stories. Keeps us gunning for the 25th! I was able to tell Jim Morrissey that he’s no longer alone—already gray-haired in ’93, he is now joined by many guys, eh? But we are a good-looking bunch, if I do say so. • Too hard to be on the dance floor with so many to talk to, but Michelle Peckham Decker, Kristen Mastroianni Pascucci, Suzanne Harrington Connors, and Glynis Anderson found time. Kristen Youngblood Walker and I called Lisa Ferrari Dunn and Jeff Teeven when a little House of Pain “Jump Around” made us miss them even more. After the party, my Vouté neighbors John Martyn and Dina Nimatallah-Martyn, Erik and Marie Zoleta Terezakis, Christina Yannucci, Laura Bete MA’95, and Sheila Vaidya Dibb continued the celebration. • Then at Mass on Sunday morning, a hearty prayer was lifted, led by Fr. McGowan, Cara McNally, Tim Barrett, Christine Fahey, and me, for all of us, our amazing

families and friends, and our great fortune in life, and for those classmates we so missed this time, whom we’ll see at the 25th, right? Right! We also prayed for the 16 incredible classmates we’ve lost, but who will never be forgotten. • As you see, this is a class united in a love and friendship that stands the test of time—20 years ain’t got nothin’ on us, and I cannot wait to see you all again in 5. Until then, keep in touch on our BC Class of 1993 Facebook group. I love and cherish you all and the precious four years we spent at the Heights!

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1994 reunion year

Correspondent: Nancy E. Drane Hello, everyone. I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer.  Please send word of your adventures!  • After years of adventures living in Europe, Jennifer Crawford is now back in the States, living in Charlottesville, VA.  Jenny served for 10 years as an attorney for the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps before leaving active duty; she currently serves in the Army Reserves. The exciting news is that Jenny just published her first children’s book, No Sand in the House! Proceeds from the book’s sale benefit Hurricane Sandy relief on the Jersey Shore; Jenny started this project with the goal of doing this. Her parents lost the entire first floor of their rental property at Long Beach Island, and many families have suffered much worse. She thought this project was one small thing she could do to contribute and to give children a sense of comfort as they headed back to the shore this summer.  Visit www. for more information. • Karen (Lim) Kane, husband Peter, and son Evan (4) live in Madison, WI. Karen is a psychologist working at the Autism Clinic of the University of Wisconsin’s Waisman Center and in a private practice, Madison Psychiatric Associates. • Finally, terrific news from Mieka Driscoll Leonard (who is also a high school classmate of mine from Reading): She welcomed son Paul Patrick Leonard in March. Congratulations— he is a cutie!

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Correspondent: Kevin McKeon In February, Julia Rafferty was promoted to of counsel at the law firm Stradley Ronon. Julia is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, where she focuses her practice primarily in the areas of products liability, mass tort, life sciences, emerging companies, and insurance coverage. Julia earned her JD from Villanova University School of Law.

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Correspondent: Mike Hofman Rachel Clough and her husband, Martin, welcomed twins, Max and Emma, on April 6.

Rabih Dow ’91


abih Dow is an artist, a fencing coach, a translator of Arabic poetry, and a survivor of Lebanon’s brutal civil war, in which he lost a brother, a hand, and his eyesight. His work as director of rehabilitation services and international training at the Newton, Mass., Carroll Center for the Blind taps all of his diverse skills: He has seen his painting, which deals with sight loss, help a woman losing her vision communicate her experience to her family. Fencing, he explains, helps the newly blind build spatial awareness. And his insight, empathy, and confidence are inspirational to Carroll Center clients learning to navigate the world without vision. “We remove blindness as a person’s defining characteristic,” says Dow. “Because it is not.” what was your favorite bc activity? Sharing in the intellectual discourse on campus with other students, with faculty, with Jesuits; it was so stimulating and opened up new worlds for me.

what would you do if you were BC president for a day? Develop degree programs in desperately

Rabih Dow ’91 has been honored for his work managing rehabilitation services and advocating for the blind.

needed niche areas like the rehabilitative therapy we do here; that would fit perfectly into BC’s mission.

what do you look forward to each day? The day itself. There is always the potential of some new opportunity or experience, of something unexpected happening.

read more about rabih dow’s work, art, and life at

Rachel and Martin live in Buenos Aires, and so they have been sharing updates mostly via Facebook in both Spanish and English. My favorite so far from Martin: “Emma y Max están barbaros! Los padres descifrando el estado de ser padres! Nada para preocuparse, sólo el CUANDO dormir!” This translates to: “Emma and Max are doing great! Parents are figuring out the being parents deal: Nothing to worry about other than when to sleep!” Congrats to Rachel and Martin as well as to proud godmother Loretta Shing, who has been actively Skyping with her little protégés. • Dave McGrath writes that the third annual Skating for Hope hockey game was a success. Dave created the event to benefit cancer patients and their caregivers. He and Patrick Salmon from our class took to the ice, and Ryan and Doris (Tom) Venditti and their kids attended the event. • The band Magnus— remember them from the Dustbowl and the Universal Joint?—recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a show at the Grand Canal in Boston. The show brought together members past and present, including Collin Earnst, Bob Jones, Joel Vengco, and Jack Tully. (Jeff Kongthong was there in spirit.) “It is to the credit of all our founding members, former members, and current

members that we’ve built something so special,” Collin said.

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Correspondent: Sabrina Bracco McCarthy Congratulations to Heather and Kevin Rose, who welcomed their third daughter on May 28. Her name is Lilah Catherine, and she joins big sisters Emma (6) and Charlotte (4). • Linda (Song) Wendel has joined Franklin Templeton Investments as head of community relations, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, overseeing the company’s global charitable and corporate giving, as well as employee engagement programs. Linda previously worked as a freelance philanthropy consultant. • Earlier this year, Luke, son of Monica Marcelis Fochtman ’98, was honored by the St. Baldrick’s Foundation as one of its five 2013 Ambassadors. The ambassadors serve as the faces and voices of the foundation throughout the year and support its mission to conquer childhood cancers. Luke, now seven, was diagnosed with a rare cancer when

class notes he was just three years old. After enduring aggressive treatments for more than a year, he is now cancer-free and thriving.

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Correspondent: Mistie P. Lucht Hello! Even with our reunion in June, I did not receive any class updates for this issue. I was unable to attend Reunion myself due to conflicts during the weekend (and I was really disappointed—I hope you all had a great time!).  My family and I took the plunge in May and moved to the suburbs of Chicago. I am the only one having major city withdrawal; my three girls love having a big backyard, and my oldest two love riding bikes everywhere with new friends.  Nathan, my husband, is very happy with the easy Metra commute, a great improvement over the crowded, slow city buses. • Have a wonderful summer and I hope to hear from you all soon!  Remember:  You have until the end of the summer to get me your updates for the Fall issue. I include your notes in the order in which I receive them, and although I have a word limit for each column, I accommodate everyone fairly and in a timely manner. Please write and let me know what’s going on in your life! Thank you!

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1999 reunion year

Correspondent: Matt Colleran Correspondent: Emily Wildfire Hello, Class of 1999. We hope you all are having a great summer. We haven’t heard from many of you but know you all are up to great things, so please keep sending in the updates. Also, start making plans for our 15th reunion, May 30–June 1, 2014! • Nick and Shannon (Hook) Seyfried welcomed their son, Flynn Philipps, on Christmas Eve 2012. Flynn joined excited big sister Riley McKinley (3). The Seyfrieds enjoy cheering on BC in the ACC from their home in Atlanta. • Matt and Kristen (Farrell) Bonavita welcomed a beautiful girl, Teegan, on February 20. Teegan joins older sister Kayleigh. The Bonavitas live in Newburyport and spend a lot of time at the beach. • Jay and Alison (Graubard) Turner welcomed adorable twins Hudson and Hayden on December 26, 2012. • Thanks to all who wrote. We look forward to hearing from others soon!

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Correspondent: Kate Pescatore Hello, Class of 2000! I hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer.  We have just a few pieces of exciting news this time. • Adriana Garzón Rojas, JD’05, counsel at Bain Capital in Boston, was named a 2013 In-House

Leader by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and New England In-House. • Carolyn and Tim Nolan welcomed a daughter, Winnie Irene, on October 10, 2012. The family lives in Winchester. Tim is a wealth advisor in the Nolan Group at Morgan Stanley, and Carolyn is a financial planner at Ameriprise Financial. • Please don’t forget to pass on any news to me. You can also post your news online on the BC Alumni Portal in the Class Notes section.  There, you can even post a picture.  I hope to continue to hear about all the accomplishments of the Class of 2000!

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Correspondent: Sandi (Birkeland) Kanne It is with a very heavy heart that I report the passing of our classmate and dear friend Charlie Papazian on May 9. I had the privilege of attending most classes with Charlie during our tenure in the CSOM Honors Program and will remember him as kind, full of life, and one of the most welcoming people I have ever known. Charlie leaves behind his wife, Christie; daughter Molly (2); parents Arthur and Christine; siblings Dan and Sue; and grandmother Hazel. Please keep the Papazian family in your thoughts and prayers. • Jim ’02 and Mary (Bain) Ball welcomed their third child, Nicholas Joseph, in June 2012. He joins big brother Jesse (5) and sister Ansley (3) at home in Portland, OR. • Nick and Alicia (Fasi) Priselac welcomed twins on October 31, 2012. Emily Reese and Anderson James joined sister Lexi (2) at home in Canton. • Joseph and Renée (Pitts) Moran were married on New Year’s Eve. Caitlyn Queenin Rivera and Dan Fitzgerald were in the wedding party. The Morans honeymooned in French Polynesia and now reside in Brookline. • In January, Cara Ann Ceraso was named a member of Pullman & Comley LLC, where she is an attorney in the litigation department in the area of commercial litigation. She earned her JD from Brooklyn Law School and joined Pullman & Comley as an associate in 2007. Cara co-chairs both the insurance coverage section of the Fairfield County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers for WESFACCA. She is also on the Corporate Leadership Council for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women. • If you enjoy sitcoms, tune into Situation Podemy (, a new podcast hosted by Damen Hymes, discussing sitcoms, old and new, and some that never made it. It’s ridiculous, sometimes sad, but always fun. Let Damen and friends cook up your sitcoms! • My “BC brother” is a new daddy! Elizabeth “Ellie” Wales Hufnagel made her appearance on June 5 to proud new parents Jamie Hufnagel and his wife, Heather. • Finally, personal congratulations to two of my bridesmaids, who each gave birth for the second time in the spring! Herb ’99 and Andrea (Heimanson) Harrison welcomed their second daughter, Mikaela Evelyn, into the world on April 4. Big sister Aria (3) will teach her the entire BC Marching Band repertoire. Frank, MBA’11, and Carrie (Levitt) Klemovitch, MBA’12, welcomed Charles Frank on March 7. Big sister Ana (3) is excited to bring baby Charlie to his first BC football 68 class notes

tailgate. • Good to hear from so many of you. Keep those updates coming!

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Correspondent: Suzanne Harte Brian, MBA’13, and Maura (Hossack) Langan are pleased to announce the arrival of their son, William Robert, on November 20, 2012. Will joins big sister Siobhan in Chestnut Hill, where he is already looking forward to football season. • Congratulations to Conor, JD’05, and Christine (Cordek) Mulcahy, who welcomed daughters Clare Elizabeth and Molly Anne on March 7. Clare and Molly join big brother Kevin (3). • In December, Brianne Nadeau, a DC Democratic Party leader and former advisory neighborhood commissioner, announced her candidacy for the Ward 1 DC Council seat currently held by Jim Graham. •  Ryan and Anne (Livolsi) Prime welcomed a baby girl, Ellyn Elizabeth, on December 16, 2012. Their son, William Ryan (2), loves having a sister. The family resides in Rye Brook, NY. • Mary (Bain) ’01 and Jim Ball welcomed their third child, Nicholas Joseph, in June 2012. Their oldest son, Jesse, is now 5, and daughter Ansley is 3. Jim received his MBA from Northeastern University in May 2012. The family currently lives in Portland, OR.

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Correspondent: ToniAnn Kruse It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces at Reunion; those of you who didn’t make it were missed! The Class of 2003 celebrated with a class party in the “Rat,” followed by epic post-Rat celebrations in Vanderslice until the wee hours of the morning. I’m already looking forward to our 15th! Now, on to the news. • Nadine Palermo-Guasto and husband Jeff recently celebrated the first birthday of their adorable son, Anthony Frank Guasto. The family lives in Boston, where Nadine is finishing a year as chief medical resident at Cambridge Health Alliance; she will be a fellow in endocrinology at BU Medical Center starting this summer. • Stacy Korsak, MBA’08, was recently promoted to VP of strategic programs at Fidelity Investments. She has been with Fidelity since 2003 and was a member of the inaugural class of Fidelity’s General Management Apprenticeship Program. • Pauline and Benedikt Goetz happily announce the birth of their son, Kaspar Leo Goetz, on May 14 in London; he is little brother to Matilda and Marius. • In December, David Seltz was appointed executive director of the Health Policy Commission in Massachusetts, an independent state agency governed by an 11-person, expert board which aims to modernize the health-care payment and delivery models to establish a more accountable, affordable system. Before this appointment, David was a special advisor to Governor Deval Patrick. Among other credentials, David is a bow-tie aficionado and

was named by the Phoenix as one of “Beacon Hill’s Most Beautiful” for his “preppy politico” style. • Jim and Amelia (Stephens) Clark welcomed their third child, Hannah Elizabeth, on March 18. Big sister Lilly Grace (3) and big brother Jack Peter (1) are enamored with their new little sister, and especially love touching her very spiky head of hair.

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2004 reunion year

Correspondent: Alexandra “Allie” Weiskopf Jason Vanderburgh, MEd’05, and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed their first child, Virginia Rose Vanderburgh, on May 8 in Alexandria, VA. • Also new parents, Denis and Katie (West) Gallagher welcomed their first child, Denis Joseph Gallagher III, into the world on May 14. The Gallaghers live in Orlando, FL. • Amir Satvat married Jessica Leight of Cambridge in a ceremony at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, attended by over 200 family and friends. • On March 9, Matt Millea married Kerry Keenan in Albany, NY, at historic St. Mary’s Church. They celebrated their wedding with family and friends, including Erin (O’Brien) ’03, MEd’08, and Chris Wholey; Matt Moen; and Mark DiPierro. The reception took place at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake. Matt and Kerry enjoyed a beautiful honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Correspondent: Joe Bowden Correspondent: Justin Barrasso Karen (Garnier) ’04 and Eric Landers welcomed their second child, James Raymond, on December 18. Karen is a teacher at St. Augustine School in their hometown of Andover, and Eric is a parish consultant for the Archdiocese of Boston. • Lauren Millovitsch, an associate at North Carolina– based law firm Blanco Tackabery & Matamoros, was named a Legal Elite Top Gun (Best Under 40) by Business North Carolina.  This prestigious award is given to fewer than 4 percent of the state’s attorneys. Lauren currently concentrates in estate planning and estate administration. • Greg Lorenzo is now living in New York City. He is working on marketing Captain Morgan Rum, his girlfriend’s music career, and an elementary school science program in New Jersey. • Katie Davis married Samuel Usem on October 27, 2012, in Minneapolis at Aria at the Jeune Lune. The wedding party included the following BC’05ers: Christopher and Kathryn Jefferis Birch, Erin Daly, Jessica Appelman Guardado MSW’10, Courtney (Omsted) Wieland, and Sara Franzen Beste. Other Eagles in attendance were Erik Graham-Smith, Lindsay Jansen JD’09, Christina Parisi Nidzgorski, Amanda Fantry, Jennifer Henning Johnson, Erin Fransen, Sarah Mehltretter Drury, Rachel Brewster, Tracy Ravetto Scovotti, Steph Bronner ’06, Emily Lennox ’06, and Roshan Rajkumar ’95. • Emily Ryan currently lives in Back Bay and

Jody Kent Lavy ’02


C opened my eyes,” says Jody Kent Lavy. She came to BC determined to become a sportscaster. Social service programs here and a semester in South Africa brought her face to face with stark inequities of race and class. By the time she joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after graduation, she knew she wanted to devote her career to challenging those inequities. Now, as director and national coordinator of the campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, she advocates tirelessly for those sentenced to life in prison without parole for crimes comJody Kent Lavy ’02, director of the Washington, mitted as minors. She was awakened to D.C., advocacy group Campaign for the Fair the issue as a JVC volunteer in juvenile Sentencing of Youth. hall, watching children chained in line at the waist led by guards. “Despite being completely dehumanized, they had sweet young faces,” she remembers. “It was a life-changing experience.” what has been the most satisfying moment in your professional life? I recently wrote a piece for The Washington Post and heard from several people whose children have been imprisoned seemingly forever. Knowing that I’m giving them a voice is a powerful motivator to keep going.

what was your favorite BC activity? I am a huge Eagles fan, and my sweetest memories are of those great football Saturdays in the fall.

How much can you sing of the BC fight song? Every word!

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is the New England regional senior manager of culinary events at Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that works to end childhood hunger. She oversees numerous events throughout New England with a focus on growing the annual Taste of the Nation Boston each spring. • In May, Richard Boles, MA’07, received a PhD in American religious history from George Washington University. His dissertation is titled “Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Racially Segregated Northern Churches, 1730–1850.” In the fall, he will be a visiting assistant professor at City College of New York.

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Correspondent: Cristina Conciatori Brooke Wilson, MBA’12, was married to Eric Valentine on October 20, 2012, at the Harvard Club of Boston. Fellow Eagles in attendance included bridesmaids Sarah Combies MS’07; Ali Selby; Shannon Fallon; Caitrin Ryan McSherry ’08, MBA’12; and Marinna (Fador) Connolly MEd’09. Also attending were Nancy Gillis; Holly Boucher; Jeff and

Ashley (Augusta) Burns; Courtney (Combies) Sheenhan, Ashley Kenney, Meg Kitley MEd’11; Brett Chase; April (Glazier) Romano ’04, MEd’06; Angela Shannon; Brent Wheatley; Jenny Almquist; Sarah Greenwood; Lauren (Blake) Mahoney; and Sarah Ahmed MBA’12. Brooke is a sales manager at Altria, and Eric is an assistant controller at Jumptap. The couple currently live in Back Bay. • Stephanie Locatelli married Vincenzo Quaranta on May 5 at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, NY. Classmates in attendance included Alex Sharp, Erin O’Brien, Katie Staab, Jaime Lugas, Taylor Heyen, Pauline Khamo, Kaytlin Lapsa, Dan Trovato, and Dana (VanHise) Schleider.

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Correspondent: Lauren Faherty Bagnell Justin and Rachel Mack, MEd’08, welcomed their first child, a sweet baby girl named Kensington Elena, on May 5. Rachel is a thirdgrade teacher in Rockland, and Justin is an IT administrator for Fallon Ambulance. They are absolutely smitten! • Charles “Chas” Eby IV

class notes recently received his master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, where his thesis, titled “The Nation that Cried Lone Wolf: A Data-Driven Analysis of Individual Terrorists in the United States Since 9/11,” won the Outstanding Thesis Award. Chas is chief planner for emergency preparedness at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and an Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Fellow at the UPMC Center for Health Security. Maryland’s Daily Record recently selected Chas as a “20 in Their Twenties” honoree for 2013.

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Correspondent: Maura Tierney

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Correspondent: Timothy Bates In April, Jennifer Castillo, JD’12, completed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s highly competitive Graduate Fellowship Program in Washington DC. Chosen as the 2012–2013 CHCI Law Graduate Fellow, she completed a nine-month clerkship with Judge Marisa Demeo of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She also participated in weekly leadership training sessions with national policy leaders and presented a white paper, “Tolerance in Schools for Latino Students: Dismantling the School-toPrison Pipeline,” at the CHCI Young Latino Leaders Summit Series on Capitol Hill. • In May, Alicia Kinton received her MSN from the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working as a registered nurse at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia and says she plans to return to Boston this fall to begin her career as a nurse practitioner.

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Correspondent: Bridget K. Sweeney In November, Colleen Geier was awarded her second Federal Law Enforcement Foundation Award for work she did in the successful prosecution of corrupt labor union officials in New York City. She currently works at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York. • Amanda Keele recently passed all four tests to obtain her CPA license.  She currently works at Grant Thornton in New York City. • The Class of 2010 is very quiet; please send more updates!

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Correspondent: Brittany Lynch

I have only very sad news to report for this issue: Carly Hughes passed away on February 17, surrounded by her family and friends. Carly graduated from the Lynch School of Education with a dual degree in secondary education and mathematics. She was an active member of the Boston College community, and her presence was always felt in Campion 104 and throughout the Lynch School. She was dedicated to bettering the lives of children, especially through her work with the Holy Family Early Learning Center in Natchez, MS. Carly’s bright light, positive spirit, and unwavering determination influenced everyone she knew. She was loved by all of her professors and peers and will truly be missed by all who knew her. A memorial service was held in her honor in Tenafly, NJ, a few days after her passing.

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Correspondent: Riley Sullivan Erin Boyce is continuing her studies at BC, working on her master’s in higher education. • Hannah Feeney will be starting a doctoral program in ecological-community psychology at Michigan State University. • Jessica Rolincik will be starting her second year at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in the clinical PsyD program. • Samantha Diorio is entering her second year at Syracuse University College of Law. • Alex Bowen finished his first year at Wayne State Medical School with honors. • In December 2012, Megan Monahan began a two-year term of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in South America. She is teaching English as a Second Language classes at the Jesuit high school and grade school in Santiago, Chile (connected with the parish of Jesus Obrero), and doing campus ministry work and pastoral work in the parish, as well as leading retreats for students. She lives in a house with three other college graduates, who also serve in the community. Visit her blog at www.mnmonahan.blogspot. com to read about her experiences. • Lastly, congratulations to Morgan Kidd and Andy Milani on their wedding on May 26!

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Boston College Alumni Association Congratulations, Class of 2013, on your graduation, and welcome to the Boston College alumni family! We look forward to hearing from you as you head out to new destinations and pursue new adventures. Have you moved to a new city, accepted a new job, entered grad school, or enjoyed summer travels? Share your news in Class Notes! Email your submission to us at classnotes@, or post it to the BC Alumni Portal at (where you can also include a picture). • We are also seeking a correspondent to represent your class in these pages. If you would like to serve your alma mater reporting news of the Class of 2013, please contact us at • We 70 70 class class notes notes

lead off with news of Pampan Zhang, who joined 451 Marketing, a communications agency, as a marketing coordinator, in June. At BC, Pampan earned her degree in communication and psychology, and she spent a semester in Florence and Parma, Italy, studying art history and international advertising. She went on to intern at PUMA, where she worked in the international marketing division for lifestyle products, and at the Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, where she supported the promotion of the music venue through photography, public relations, and social media. Pampan resides in Brookline.

carroll school Fulton Hall, Room 315 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Laura Gentile, MBA’96, was among those at ESPN Films and espnW honored for Best Documentary Short at the Tribeca Film Festival: Her “Nine for IX” digital short Coach is about legendary Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer. • Ross Sealfon, MBA’05, recently joined Winchester Electronics, a Connecticut–based interconnect technology business, as director of strategy and business development.

connell school Correspondent: Katy Phillips Mary (Fallon) Pomerleau, MS’95, has a new position as a clinical assistant professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She is teaching maternal-child health courses at all levels of the School of Nursing. • Mary Jane DeCoste Daly ’55, MS’61, passed away on November 22, 2012. She started the Nursing Program at Massasoit Community College, where she was also a teacher. • Kathryn Phillips, MS’10, PhD’13, has a new position as an assistant professor of nursing at Fairfield University. She will be teaching geriatrics and mental health nursing in the undergraduate program.

gsas Correspondent: Leslie Poole Petit Editor’s note: We are very pleased to introduce our new columnist Leslie Poole Petit, MA’91, who will serve as Class Notes correspondent for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, beginning with the next issue. Please send notes on your professional activities, accomplishments, or other news you’d like to share to Leslie at • Carmel Schettino, MA’92, has earned her PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University at Albany–SUNY. Her research interests are in problem-based learning in secondary math education and social justice and gender equity in math. • Alan Hartman, MA’05, who earned his MA in Hispanic studies, was recently promoted from instructor to assistant professor at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY, where he teaches Italian and Spanish

and also serves as director of the Modern Foreign Languages Program. • Jennifer Cote, PhD’07, was one of 27 faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on the Gilded Age—the period from the end of the Civil War to roughly the turn of the 20th century. The weeklong seminar took place in July at Stanford University. Jennifer is an assistant professor of history at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT, where she also resides.

and other immigrant and minority populations. Keith’s work is funded through the CSWE’s SAMHSA Minority Fellowship, the John A. Hartford Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work, and Boston College’s Institute on Aging.


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Correspondent: Elizabeth Abbott Wenger; In March, Angelo McClain, PhD’01, was named CEO of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Angelo joined NASW after serving six years as commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, where he oversaw an $850-million budget and 3,500 employees to address reports of abuse and neglect for the state’s most vulnerable children. • Kari Dudley, MSW’02, successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Impressions of College Instructors: Stability and Change in Student Ratings,” through the psychology department at the University of New Hampshire. She graduated in May with a PhD in social psychology and an MS in college teaching. • The Graduate School of Social Work honored Elise Beaulieu, MSW’80, with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Elise has published several articles and books, including the second edition of A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers this year. She is currently chair of the NASW-Massachusetts Chapter’s Nursing Home Committee and a licensing test-preparation instructor for NASW. Elise is the former director of social work at the Baypointe Nursing Facility. Watch a video of her acceptance speech at http:// • Christopher Salas-Wright, MA’09, PhD’13, will join the faculty of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor. He will continue researching the development of preventative interventions for substance use and HIV risk behavior among Hispanic adolescents in the United States and Latin America. Previously, Chris was a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and a crosstraining fellow at Brown’s Alcohol Research Center on HIV. • Kimberly Hayes McManama O’Brien, MSW’05, PhD’11, will join the faculty of Simmons College as an assistant professor. She will have a joint appointment at Harvard Medical School through Boston Children’s Hospital, where she will continue researching intervention development with suicidal adolescents with substance abuse problems. Kim is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies and an adjunct faculty member at BC’s Graduate School of Social Work. • Keith Tsz-Kit Chan, MSW’06, PhD’13, will join the faculty of the University at Albany–SUNY as an assistant professor. He will continue researching the impact of acculturation on health and mental health for older Asian Americans

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lynch school Class Notes editor Campion Hall, Room 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 William Jacobson, MEd’72, recently published the second edition of The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Persons with Visual Impairments (AFB Press). Bill is professor of rehabilitation education and chair, Department of Counseling, Adult, and Rehabilitation Education, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. • Tina Mello, MA’01, and Jason Adler were married on May 4. Their casual, outdoor wedding took place in Saugus, and the couple went to Disney World for their honeymoon.

Donna Taverna ’91 reports that her daughter Nicole and a business partner recently opened a hair salon, Vaiani & Clarke, on Cypress Street in Newton Centre. The salon has received positive reviews for professionalism, warm atmosphere, and an attentive, friendly staff. Donna, I wish your daughter the best in her business. • Ross DiPietro ’95 retired from the Massachusetts Port Authority at the end of February after 33 years of service. While at the Port Authority, Ross was a technician in the noise abatement department, and he worked closely with the surrounding communities. Ross, I hope that you enjoy your retirement. • I was sorry to learn about the death of Mary Lyons Amsler ’49 on February 27. Mary was a very active member of the Alumni Association; she was a woman of deep faith, who attended many days of reflection offered through the Alumni Association as well as our Woods College spring reunions. Rest in peace, Mary. • When Lorraine Cooper ’12 graduated from the Woods College last year, she was the sixth of her siblings to obtain a BC degree. She joined sisters Delores Wesley ’83, Stella Bissainthe ’85—both alumnae of the Connell School of Nursing—and Linda Cooper ’78, who earned her degree from the Lynch School of Education; and brothers David Cooper ’73, JD’76, and Lloyd Cooper ’75, both A&S alumni, in this proud BC family.

stm School of Theology & Ministry 140 Commonwealth Ave. Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800 STM alumna Amy Chapman ’04, MA’05, CAES’11, director of faith formation at St. Ignatius Parish, was recently honored by the Archdiocese of Boston with the Gaudium et Spes award. Susan Kay, director of the RCAB Office of Religious Education, said of Amy: “Because we are celebrating this Year of Faith, to mark the beginning of Vatican Council II and the anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we are initiating the Gaudium et Spes award to acknowledge a catechetical leader who, with joy and hope, has given extraordinary service and shown great dedication to the parish and the archdiocese. Amy is an exemplary DRE and … a woman of great, genuine faith. We are thrilled to be able to give her the recognition she deserves.” • Joanne R. Bobek, MA’86 (pastoral ministry/spirituality), has authored a book, Mid-Life Spiritual Reflections. Published in 2012, it is available on Amazon and at

wcas Correspondent: Jane T. Crimlisk ’74 37 Leominster Road Dedham, MA 02026; 781-326-0290

volunteers needed! We are seeking two representatives, one from the Lynch Graduate School of Education and one from the Carroll Graduate School of Management, to serve as Class Notes correspondents. Volunteers would write their respective school’s Class Notes column in Boston College Magazine. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Betsy McLain, Class Notes editor, at

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Richard L. Kinchla ’50 of Falmouth on April 21, 2013.

Gerard J. Lavoie ’53 of Salem on April 2, 2013.


Walter E. Lang Jr. ’50 of Harwich on June 11, 2013.

Nan Millikin ’53 of Lake Jackson, TX, on May 24, 2013.

Rene J. Masse ’37 of Norwood on May 30, 2013.

Daniel Leo Monahan ’50 of Belmont on March 27, 2013.


Kenneth C. Moore ’50 of Osterville and Naples, FL, on April 1, 2013.

Paul F. Ochs Jr. ’53 of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Milton, on March 22, 2013.

Walter J. Dubzinski Sr. ’41 of Gardner on April 26, 2013.

Lee Muller ’50 of Farmington, CT, and Quogue, NY, on April 15, 2013.

Samuel T. Church ’43 of Lexington on May 2, 2013.

Joseph R. Nolan ’50, JD’54, of Belmont and Scituate on April 23, 2013.

Anthony P. Vettraino ’43, MSW’47, of Framingham on May 2, 2013.

John J. Rudd Jr. ’53 of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Lexington, on March 16, 2013. Frederick L. Sullivan Jr. ’53 of Naples, FL, on April 4, 2013. John J. Teahan, Esq., ’53 of Agawam on March 2, 2013.

James M. McCusker Jr. ’58 of Madison, CT, formerly of Clinton, CT, on May 17, 2013. Ronald J. Murphy ’58 of Philadelphia, PA, on March 23, 2013. William R. Wilson, MSW’58, of Methuen on April 17, 2013. Christopher J. Barrett ’59 of Wakefield on April 16, 2013. William D. Carpenter ’59 of Sacramento, CA, on March 17, 2013.

Raymond R. Beauregard, MBA’54, of Wallingford, CT, on April 13, 2013.

Chester R. Davis Jr. ’59, MA’66, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Wakefield, on May 16, 2013.

James J. O’Donnell Jr. ’54 of West Roxbury on April 8, 2013.

Thomas A. Flatley ’59 of West Roxbury, on May 30, 2013.

Richard J. Weigler ’50, STB’58, of Venice, FL, on February 2, 2013.

Edward P. Geary ’59 of Allston on June 24, 2013.

William J. Connolly, SJ, ’46 of Chestnut Hill on April 4, 2013.

Edward A. Zmijewski ’54 of Sutton on May 28, 2013.

Elaine Cortelli Crawley NC’51 of Plymouth on April 9, 2013.

Mary Ellen Lynch Marrs ’59 of Framingham on May 10, 2013.

Vincent P. Boris ’47 of Needham on April 5, 2013.

Gerard F. DeLang ’51 of Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Canton, on June 20, 2013.

John E. Brennan ’55 of West Barnstable, formerly of Canton, on April 14, 2013.

William Edward Dunn Jr. ’44 of Needham on May 14, 2013. Richard E. Scott, Esq., ’45, JD’48, of Scituate and Naples, FL, on March 26, 2013.

Paul F. Harris ’47 of Wellesley on April 30, 2013. Alphonse P. Stakutis ’47 of Milton on April 14, 2013. James W. Fitzgerald ’49 of Naples, FL, formerly of Needham and East Dennis, on May 16, 2013. John M. Geaghan, Esq., ’49 of Menlo Park, CA, on April 17, 2013. Francis X. McNamara Jr., MSW’49, of Pasadena, CA, on May 20, 2013. Leo F. Roche, Esq., ’49, JD’49, of Winchester on May 30, 2013.


Norma Fallon Timmerman NC’50 of Needham on March 30, 2013. Richard J. Travers Sr. ’50 of Danvers on April 9, 2013.

Edward J. Donahue ’51 of Westford on May 25, 2013. David J. Dunne ’51 of Somerset on March 18, 2013. Wallace M. Edmands Jr. ’51 of Miramar Beach, FL, formerly of Harvard, on May 16, 2013.

Gail E. McGuire ’55 of Weston on April 29, 2013.

Warren V. Trifiro ’51 of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 6, 2013.

Richard A. Duffee ’52 of The Villages, FL, formerly of Canton, on May 7, 2013.

James A. Cronin ’50 of Weymouth on April 2, 2013. George O. Fall ’50 of Peabody, formerly of Medford, on April 30, 2013. Arnold B. Fitzpatrick ’50 of Arlington, formerly of Shelby, on March 17, 2013. Francis E. Kasuba ’50 of Milton on April 30, 2013.

Walter J. Fitzgibbon Jr. ’55 of Wethersfield, CT, on April 13, 2013.

Maurice J. Tierney ’51, MSW’55, of Charlottesville, VA, on April 25, 2013.

William C. Beckert, Esq., JD’50, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Swampscott, on May 4, 2013.

Edward J. Colman Jr. ’50 of Venice, FL, formerly of Swansea, on April 22, 2013.

Paul J. Fallon ’55 of Lynn, formerly of Malden, on March 21, 2013.

Teresa Walsh Kilfoyle WCAS’55 of Peabody on March 26, 2013.

John J. Butler, Esq., JD’52, of North Smithfield, RI, on March 19, 2013.

James W. Collins ’50 of Cotuit on May 22, 2013.

Roger H. Dupont, MA’55, of Wellesley on April 6, 2013.

James S. Pino ’51 of East Falmouth on April 20, 2013.

John M. Bane ’50 of Salem on April 7, 2013.

Francis X. Brennan ’50 of Dennis Port on May 20, 2013.

Ronald J. D’Angelo ’55 of Rutherfordton, NC, on June 16, 2013.

Mary V. Robinson, PVBM, MA’55, of Leominster on April 27, 2013. Janet Leahy Shanly ’55 of Cotuit on April 26, 2013. William D. Bronski ’56 of Marshfield on May 13, 2013.

Joseph L. Faletra ’52 of Norwood, formerly of Roslindale, on April 20, 2013. William F. Glebus ’52 of Norcross, GA, formerly of Natick, on May 11, 2013.

John J. Doherty ’56 of Norwood on April 9, 2013. Charles E. Murgia ’56, of Oakland, CA, on March 2, 2013. Samir Z. Toma ’56, MS’58, of Bethel Park, PA, on March 18, 2013. Frances Burns Drago ’57 of Sandwich on April 11, 2013.

Ann P. Murphy WCAS’59 of Quincy on March 31, 2013. Earl F. Pasbach, Esq., JD’59, of Cranston, RI, on March 28, 2013. Eileen M. Sullivan ’59 of Marlborough on September 8, 2012.

1960s Patrick B. Collins ’60 of Pittsfield on May 3, 2013. William J. Donovan Jr. ’60 of Groveland on May 30, 2013. Rosemary Mayne Gualtieri ’60 of North Falmouth on May 24, 2013. Marjorie J. Langway ’60, MS’62, of Dorchester on June 19, 2013. Philip B. Atkinson Jr. ’61 of Hollis Center, ME, on May 16, 2013. Paul F. O’Donnell Jr. ’61 of Centerville on April 13, 2013. Ruth Sullivan Ryan ’61 of Cambridge on April 3, 2013. William Andruchow ’62 of Saugus on June 12, 2013. Paul S. Best Jr., Esq., JD’62, of Augusta, ME, on May 8, 2013. Lawrence A. Daly ’62 of Tucson, AZ, formerly of Boston, on May 21, 2012.

John M. Hughes III ’52 of Westport on May 30, 2013.

Paul J. Killoran ’57 of Alexandria, VA, on May 22, 2013.

Arthur F. Leary ’52 of Cincinnati, OH, on December 20, 2012.

Charles E. Lynch ’57 of Dana Point, CA, on May 13, 2013.

Edmund G. Page ’52 of Lunenburg on April 3, 2013.

Anna Palmisano, MA’57, of Quincy on April 18, 2013.

Rosemary Mangine Caniglia ’63 of Pepper Pike, OH, on November 10, 2011.

Richard R. Schwartz ’52 of Cloverdale, CA, on May 17, 2013.

William A. Burke, MA’58, of Sarasota, FL, on June 9, 2013.

Donald J. Comeau Sr. ’63 of Sandwich on April 14, 2013.

John L. Galvin ’53 of Sanford, NC, on May 9, 2013.

David M. Healy ’58 of Brighton on May 18, 2013.

Philip J. Murphy ’63 of Dumfries, VA, on June 8, 2013.

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John J. Higgins WCAS’62 of Nashua, NH, on June 9, 2013.

Lorraine Guerin McDonough WCAS’64 of Delaplane, VA, formerly of Natick, on February 16, 2013. Michael J. Danesco Jr. ’65 of Foxborough on May 1, 2013. Paul F. Howard ’65, BA’68, of Everett on May 20, 2013. Eugene P. McNamara, MSW’65, of Waltham on April 16, 2013. Charles L. Callen ’66 of Phoenixville, PA, formerly of Medford, on April 9, 2013.

Joseph A. Tache Jr., CAES’71, of Salem on June 16, 2013.


Napoleon K. Weaver, MSW’91, of Wahiawa, HI, on March 24, 2013.

Francis W. Campbell Jr. ’72 of Hopedale on March 25, 2013.

William P. Mahoney ’80 of New Canaan, CT, on April 30, 2013.

James F. Egan ’93 of Philadelphia, PA, on April 23, 2012.

John G. Haggerty ’72 of New Haven, CT, on April 10, 2013.

Marion C. Jagiello, SC, MA’81, of Wellesley Hills on April 9, 2013.

Gaynelle Griffin Jones, Esq., JD’72, of Houston, TX, on March 1, 2013.

Matthew M. Walsh ’82 of Houston, TX, on May 28, 2013.

Winifred Quinn Lyons, MEd’72, of Wellesley on April 10, 2013.

Audrey R. Boucher, MSW’83, of Rockland on March 14, 2013.

Leonard J. Tartaglia, MSP’72, of Columbia, CT, on March 25, 2013.

Denyse Pirthauer Martin ’83 of Marblehead on April 1, 2013.

Robert H. Colopy, JD’66, of Akron, OH, on June 13, 2013.

Nancy L. Carpenter ’73, MEd’76, of North Adams on August 2, 2012.

Margaret M. Grant, MEd’66, of Lincoln, VA, formerly of Newton, on April 30, 2013.

June Whalen Casey ’73 of Acton and Peaks Island, ME, on January 1, 2013.

John F. Magilligan Sr. ’66 of Framingham on January 29, 2013.

Mary O’Sullivan Ryan ’73 of Norwood on February 22, 2010.

Terrence E. Nolan ’67 of Stoughton on March 18, 2013.

Robert E. Sondheim, MA’73, of Sharon on April 8, 2013.

Patricia Hanna Peters ’67 of Simsbury, CT, on June 5, 2013.

Claire I. Campo, Esq., MS’74, of Lynnfield on May 21, 2013.

Lynn Kuckro Sundermann NC’67 of Cincinnati, OH, on May 3, 2013.

Michael H. Fadden Jr. ’74 of North Haven, CT, on April 27, 2013.

John V. Dwyer Jr. ’68 of Nashua, NH, on April 8, 2013.

Salvatore Arico NC’75 of Newton on April 13, 2013.

Patrick M. Ford, Esq., JD’68, of Omaha, NE, on March 24, 2013.

Arthur E. Capstaff Jr., MBA’75, of Marblehead on April 14, 2013.

William F. Garvin ’68 of Lincoln, NE, on May 18, 2013.

Jacqueline Dobson Fortin, MS’75, of Silver Lake, NH, on August 21, 2012.

Randall B. Horsman, MA’68, of Waterford, CT, formerly of Wayland, on May 18, 2013.

Thomas McCaffrey ’75 of East Bridgewater on April 12, 2013.

Susan Walsh Miller ’68 of Chicago, IL, on April 2, 2013.

James J. McKee Jr. ’75 of Flanders, NJ, on June 10, 2013.

Genevieve Montreuil, OP, MST’68, of Lansing, MI, on April 20, 2013.

Robert W. Vreeland WCAS’75 of Melrose, formerly of Brunswick, ME, on May 4, 2013.

Edward L. Hefron WCAS’69 of Hoffman Estates, IL, on May 10, 2013. Sheila A. McMahon, MS’69, of Wilmington on March 26, 2013. James J. Murphy ’69 of Rockland on June 2, 2013.

1970s Paul Cellucci, Esq., ’70, JD’73, of Hudson on June 8, 2013.

Patricia E. Murphy ’76 of Roswell, GA, on May 12, 2013. Richard P. Teehan ’77 of Chicago, IL, formerly of Milton, on August 13, 2012. John Francis Curran Jr., MCP’78, of Stoughton on April 19, 2013. Robert D. Gibbons, Esq., JD’78, of York, ME, on April 29, 2013.

Edward A. Everts, Esq., JD’70, of Charlotte, VT, on May 10, 2013.

Michael Eugene O’Neill, Esq., JD’78, of Rochester, NY, on October 22, 2012.

William F. Hall WCAS’70 of Leicester on May 23, 2013.

Leonard D. Francis WCAS’79 of Ennis, TX, on April 12, 2013.

James G. Hanley ’70 of Lawrence on April 19, 2013.

Nicholas J. Grimes ’79 of Seekonk on May 8, 2013.

John J. Kent, CAES’70, of Easton on March 26, 2013.

Julianne W. Husmer, MEd’79, of Acton and Falmouth on May 7, 2013.

Kathleen Speer Howrigan, MS’71, of Fairfield, VT, on May 17, 2013.

Susan G. Whitaker ’79 of Shadyside, PA, on December 12, 2012.

John R. Nickerson, MBA’83, of Duxbury on March 31, 2013. Roberta D. Ornstein, MBA’83, of Chestnut Hill on April 28, 2013. Michael D. Phillips ’83 of Bethel, CT, on September 9, 2012. Barbara Ann Vallo Gould ’84, MEd’85, of Bolton on March 16, 2013. Daniel J. Maloney, DEd’86, of Fond Du Lac, WI, on May 28, 2013. Lorraine M. Bernier, RGS, MSW’88, of Waltham on April 26, 2013. Nancy Moore Hill, CAES’88, of Stratham, NH, on May 5, 2013. Carol Lynn Mandle, PhD’88, MCP’96, of Lexington on April 11, 2013.

Jonathan David ’94 of Littleton, CO, on February 23, 2012. Steven V. Moreno ’95 of Whippany, NJ, on May 27, 2013. Evan Lichtenfels ’99 of Denver, CO, on May 16, 2013.


Charles A. Papazian ’01 of Boston on May 9, 2013. Brett Kenneth Shaad ’02 of West Hollywood, CA, on April 12, 2013. Maria Koufos WCAS’03 of Newton Centre on June 18, 2013. Kathleen Hughes Long, MA’03, of Westford on April 19, 2013. Leslie D’Souza Moyle ’04 of Singapore on May 29, 2013. Frank DiCocco ’06 of Singer Island, FL, on April 30, 2013. José E. Fetzer, SJ, MDiv’06, of Atlanta, GA, on December 22, 2012.



Joris Naiman, Esq., JD’90, of Waltham on April 9, 2013.

Parker S. Booth ’11 of Deland, FL, on June 4, 2013.

boston college community deaths Mary Breen, of Wellesley, employee in housekeeping from 1978 to 1988, on June 30, 2013. She is survived by her children Kathryn, Brendan, Robert, Barbara, John, and Jayne, and six grandchildren. Maria Koufos ’03, of Newton, employee in the Information Technology division from 1990 to 2006, on June 18, 2013, at age 58. She is survived by her husband, George; children Stephanie ’99 and Gena ’03, MS’07; grandchildren Katerina and Sophia; siblings John, Nicholas, and Kathy; and many nieces and nephews. Carol L. Mandle, of Lexington, faculty member in the Lynch School of Education, most recently as an associate professor, from 1978 to 2005, on April 11, 2013, at age 65. She is survived by her husband, Robert, and children Jonathan and Elizabeth.

The “Obituaries” section is compiled from national listings as well as from notifications submitted by friends and family of alumni. It consists of names of those whose deaths have been reported to us since the previous issue of Boston College Magazine. Please send information on deceased alumni to Advancement Information Systems, Cadigan Alumni Center, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to

An Open Dialogue Boston College and Its Spiritual Mission Join School of Theology and Ministry graduate students Susan Reynolds, MTS’13, PhD’17, and Jeremy Zipple, S.J., ’00, MDiv’13, STL’14, as they discuss their personal academic journeys— and how they believe Boston College is shaping the future of religious education.

JEREMY ZIPPLE: The international aspect, too, adds value. I’m a Jesuit, but I’ve been in a seminar with a priest from the Congo, a nun from Vietnam, and a married person

from the Midwest. The incredible diversity of backgrounds and perspectives gives you a much broader understanding of your own faith. You see how God is working in different ways in different lives. SR: Nothing can be simply theoretical when you’re in classes with people who will minister all over the world. I’m also grateful that this diversity has created an environment in which we can have honest conversations about the issues facing today’s Church. JZ: I agree. A place like STM gives me a lot of hope because it’s a forum where we can openly discuss

issues like ideological polarization, immigration, parish closings, and the role of women in the Church. SR: And it’s these discussions that have prepared me to contribute to the wider world. In particular, my master’s thesis examined parish life in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. It’s one thing to get a book off a shelf and another to live the experience. For me, it was such a moment of “yes!” this is the ministry and this is the real mission of STM. JZ: Some of my work has focused on women religious. It’s a historical look, but I can see how it might affect what we do in the future, so we can be a better, more loving, more welcoming Church. At the end of the day, this vision is why I’m at STM. ▪

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SUSAN REYNOLDS: I think we both chose Boston College because it was different. For instance, the other schools I considered wouldn’t have placed me, as a lay theology student, in classes with priests. So being here, where so many are being rigorously trained in theology and ministry, has not only brought an obvious practical dimension to my studies, but it’s also grounded the way theology is taught at BC.



he Light the World campaign seeks to raise $1.5 billion for priorities vital to the University’s growth and success, including enhancing its distinctive Jesuit, Catholic heritage and commitment to student formation.

uLife Lessons in Stokes—The University’s 183,000-square-foot “home for the humanities” is also a hub for student formation activities, those that support students’ intellectual, social, and spiritual development. Stokes Hall now houses PULSE, First Year Experience, and the Academic Advising Center. With these initiatives in one central location, BC can offer more integrated student programming and further advance its mission, says Fr. Joe Marchese, director of First Year Experience. See what he and others have to say at uFaith Online—Participation in C21 Online continues to surge as this innovative web-based faith community nears its 10th anniversary. Established to encourage religious colloquy among adult Catholics, C21 Online now offers nearly 30 non-credit courses each year, attracting more than 1,400 learners worldwide. This fall, courses include “The Creed” and a special two-part “What Makes Us Catholic.” Each fiveweek course includes readings, videos, and discussions that promote personal growth in one’s faith. For more, visit


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The Calling Who Attends STM, Anyway? Founded in 2008, the School of Theology and Ministry continues to emerge as an international leader in religious studies. The school’s graduate students learn from the largest assemblage of Catholic theologians in the U.S. and participate across 10 degree programs that prepare them for service in the Church and the world.


165 Newly enrolled 22–68 Age range 33% Priests or members of Catholic religious orders

67% Lay students 27% International students

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Most popular STM degree programs:

1. Master of Divinity 2. Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry 3. Master of Theological Studies Learn more about the school’s students and mission at

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Through Light the World, Boston College advances its commitment to its Jesuit, Catholic roots. With your help, the campaign directly assists

Join the student conversation at the School of Theology and Ministry in this issue’s Light the World campaign section.

students preparing for leadership and service in the Church and around the globe. Your support sparks great things at the School of Theology and Ministry—and across the Heights.

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Above: Susan Reynolds, MTS’13, Ph.D.’17, and Jeremy Zipple, SJ, ’00, M.Div.’13, STL’14, at the School of Theology and Ministry chapel. Photograph: Gary Wayne Gilbert

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2013  

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2013

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2013  

Boston College Magazine, Summer 2013